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Julie Payette

Through its history, the Governors General of Canada had come from many backgrounds. There were academics, soldiers, broadcasters and politicians. Very little changed in regard to the profession of the vice-regal until Canada received its first...

Michaelle Jean

For the first time in Canadian history, a female Governor General would be replaced, not by a male Governor General, but another female Governor General. Such was the case in 2005 when Michaelle Jean replaced Adrienne Clarkson, but we are getting...

Ray Hnatyshyn

Since Vincent Massey became the first Canadian born Governor General, the country had had one Governor General born in Ontario, three who were Francophone, one from Manitoba and one from Alberta. After Jeanne Sauve finished her term as Governor...

Jeanne Sauve

After a couple dozen Governors General, spanning over 100 years, we have finally reached the point where Canada made the step to have its first female Governor General and that woman was someone who broke a lot of barriers in her career, Jeanne...

Edward Schreyer

While Jules Leger had great potential as Governor General, the stroke he suffered only six months after he came to the post greatly limited his ability to serve. When it came time for a new Governor General in 1979, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau...

Jules Leger

In the list of Canadian-born Governors General, the first three were well-known throughout Canada. Vincent Massey, Georges Vanier and Roland Michener had all prominent careers prior to taking the office. When the very popular Michener left office in...

Georges Vanier

After Vincent Massey made history as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada, it was up to his replacement, Georges Vanier, to make history as well. For Vanier, not only was he Canadian born, but he would become the first Francophone...

Vincent Massey

We have finally reached the point where the line of British aristocrats and military leaders who served as Governor General ends, and we now begin the Canadian Governors General. It all begins with a man who came from one of the most prominent...

John Buchan

After the relatively low-key time of Lord Bessborough, the new Governor General would bring a passion for Canada that extended back decades. He was a man who loved history, writing and the idea of a Canadian national identity. He was John Buchan...

Victor Cavendish

(c) University of Leeds Art Collection and Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation The world was at war, and Canada was heading towards one of the most divisive and troubled times in its history. It was in that situation that Canada...

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