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  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

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Swearing-In Ceremony at Rideau Hall
Swearing-In Ceremony at Rideau Hall

August 19, 2016 - The Governor General presided over the swearing-in ceremony of the Honourable Bardish Chagger as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.  

Summer fun for the whole family
Summer fun for the whole family
This summer, discover Rideau Hall, the official residence and workplace of the governor general in Ottawa! Whether you have only a few hours to take in the sights or you’re planning to spend the entire day, we have a variety of free activities that are sure to make your time with us memorable.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Day 4
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Day 4
August 7, 2016 - Their Excellencies attended sporting events at different venues, including Eugenie Bouchard and Gabriela Dabrowski's match in women's double tennis.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Day 3
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Day 3
August 6, 2016 - Their Excellencies attended several sporting events to cheer on Team Canada. They congratulated players from the women's Rugby Sevens after their win against Brazil.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Day 2
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Day 2
August 5, 2016 - Their Excellencies attended the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Day 1
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Day 1
August 4, 2016 - Their Excellencies participated in the ceremony marking the official opening of Canada Olympic House.
Forecourt Rehabilitation Work
Forecourt Rehabilitation Work
August 2, 2016 - The Governor General and Dr. Mark Kristmanson, Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission officially marked the beginning of the rehabilitation work undertaken in front of Rideau Hall.
Visit to Halifax - Day 3
Visit to Halifax - Day 3
July 13, 2016 - The Governor General presented honours to more than 70 remarkable Canadians from across the Atlantic provinces to recognize excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service. 
Visit to Halifax - Day 2
Visit to Halifax - Day 2
July 12, 2016 - While in Halifax, Their Excellencies attended the annual Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners.
Visit to Halifax - Day 1
Visit to Halifax - Day 1
July 11, 2016 - Their Excellencies took part in an on-stage conversation to discuss their recently published books: The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation and Matrons and Madams. The event took place at the Halifax Central Library.