Governor General Julie Payette

Governor General Julie Payette

PER ASPERA AD ASTRA

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette was invested as Canada’s 29th governor general on October 2, 2017. Her motto, PER ASPERA AD ASTRA (Through hardship to the stars), refers to her belief in the abilities of people everywhere to achieve their potential and make discoveries for a better world through determination, co-operation and healthy living.