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Mary Simon

After the resignation of Julie Payette as Governor General in January 2021, Canada went through a period of time, longer than at any other time in its history, without a Governor General before a new one was chosen. This time, the appointment would...

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...

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...

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