Countdown to Our New Governor General

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as former astronaut and Governor General designate, Julie Payette, talks to reporters in Ottawa on July 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as former astronaut and Governor General designate, Julie Payette, talks to reporters in Ottawa on July 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

Canada gets a new governor general this fall.

It’s a great honour to be the Queen’s representative. You meet with royalty and presidents. You sign laws and give out medals and awards. You swear in the prime minister and his cabinet, and open and close Parliament.

A privilege to serve

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