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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette

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Visit to Ukraine and Latvia - Day 2
Visit to Ukraine and Latvia - Day 2

January 18, 2018 - Her Excellency visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Ukraine, where she thanked the Canadians who are committed to helping Ukraine remain sovereign, secure and stable.

Visit to Ukraine and Latvia - Day 1
Visit to Ukraine and Latvia - Day 1
January 17, 2018 - Upon arrival in Ukraine, Her Excellency received a warm welcome by officials. 
Visit to Montréal
Visit to Montréal

January 15, 2018 – Her Excellency visited Montréal where she met with Ms.Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal.

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
December 29, 2017 - "Happy New Year, Canada, from coast to coast to coast! And to those who will be competing in the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang: best of success and best of luck! Go Canada!" - Julie Payette
Order of Canada Appointments
Order of Canada Appointments
December 29, 2017 - Today, the Governor General announced 124 new apointments to the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours.
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
"The holiday season provides a welcome break from the fast pace of our day-to-day lives. As we begin a new year, let us take the time and space to spend cherished moments with loved ones." - Julie Payette
Swearing-In of Chief Justice of Canada
Swearing-In of Chief Justice of Canada
December 18, 2017 - Her Excellency presided over the swearing-in of the new Chief Justice of Canada, the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
 Centennial Flame Lighting
Centennial Flame Lighting
December 13, 2017 - The Governor General took part in the unveiling of the new Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill.
Traditional Royal Assent Ceremony
Traditional Royal Assent Ceremony
December 12, 2017 - As The Queen's representative in Canada, Her Excellency attended a traditional Royal Assent ceremony in the Senate Chamber, on Parliamant Hill.