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  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

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Presentation of Honours in Edmonton
Presentation of Honours in Edmonton
December 8, 2016 - The Governor General presented honours to more than 70 remarkable Canadians during a ceremony in Edmonton, Alberta. They were recognized for their excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service.
The Governor General in Winnipeg
The Governor General in Winnipeg

December 9, 2016 - The Governor General took part in a conversation with CBC Radio’s Terry MacLeod about his book The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation during his visit to Winnipeg.

Conference on Concussions
Conference on Concussions
December 6, 2016 - His Excellency hosted a conference on concussions in sport at Rideau Hall. The event was presented in partnership with Sport Canada and the Sport Information Resource Centre.
2016 Literary Awards
2016 Literary Awards
November 30, 2016 - The Governor General presented the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. This year is the 80th edition of the Awards.
Commemoration in Honour of Fidel Castro
Commemoration in Honour of Fidel Castro
November 29, 2016 - The Governor General attended a commemoration in honour of former President Fidel Castro, at the Plaza de la Revolución, in Havana.
Governor General’s History Awards
Governor General’s History Awards
November 28, 2016 - The Governor General presented teachers and other outstanding Canadians with the 2016 Governor General’s History Awards.
104th Grey Cup Championship Game
104th Grey Cup Championship Game
November 27, 2016 - The Governor General conducted the coin toss to officially kick off the championship game between the Ottawa REDBLACKS and the Calgary Stampeders.
Meritorious Service Decorations
Meritorious Service Decorations
November 25, 2016 - Meritorious Service Decorations were presented today at Rideau Hall. The decorations recognize the extraordinary people who make Canada proud through acts that are often innovative, set an example or model for others to follow, or respond to a particular challenge faced by a community. 
Presentation of Letters of Credence
Presentation of Letters of Credence

November 21, 2016 - The Governor General of Canada received the letters of credence of ten new heads of mission during two ceremonies at Rideau Hall.

Order of Canada
Order of Canada
November 17, 2016 - The Governor General invested 42 recipients in the Order of Canada, one of our country's highest honour.