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  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

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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.
Commemoration of the Persons Case
Commemoration of the Persons Case

November 15, 2016 - His Excellency presented the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case to six laureates at the Manitoba Legislative Chamber.

CBIE 50th Annual Conference
CBIE 50th Annual Conference
November 14, 2016 - As patron of the Canadian Bureau for International Education, the Governor General delivered the opening keynote address and engaged in a question period at the 2016 Annual Conference.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 11, 2016 - Their Excellencies attended the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.