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
December 29, 2017 - Today, the Governor General announced 124 new apointments to the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours.
"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
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
December 13, 2017 - The Governor General took part in the unveiling of the new Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill.
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.
Meritorious Service Decorations
December 12, 2017 - The Governor General recognized 42 recipients from across the country, whose acts are often innovative, set an example or model for others to follow, or respond to a particular challenge faced by a community.
Official Visit to the City of Québec - Day 2
December 8, 2017 - The Governor General was officially welcomed by the Royal 22e Régiment to the Citadelle of Québec with military honours.
Official Visit to the City of Québec - Day 1
December 7, 2017 - During her first day in the City of Québec, the Governor General met with provincial and local officials and recognized remarkable Canadians with honours.