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Sapphire Jubilee

February 6, 2017 

Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion
of the Sapphire Jubilee of The Queen’s Accession to the Throne 

OTTAWA—On behalf of all Canadians, I am delighted to convey warm greetings to
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to all the people of the Commonwealth on the historic occasion of the Sapphire Jubilee of her accession to the throne. 

Throughout The Queen’s reign, she has inspired the world, demonstrating constant dedication to duty and service to others. This impressive milestone, the first for any sovereign in our history, provides us with an opportunity to express our deepest gratitude for everything Her Majesty has done for the Canadian Crown. 

I am honoured to add my voice to the chorus of heartfelt words of congratulations to
Her Majesty The Queen from around the globe.

David Johnston 


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