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

The Governor General of Canada Index Page

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.
Meritorious Service Decorations
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
Official Visit to the City of Québec - Day 2
December 8, 2017 - The Governor General was officially welcomed by the Royal 22Régiment to the Citadelle of Québec with military honours.
Official Visit to the City of Québec - Day 1
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.
Governor General's Literary Awards
Governor General's Literary Awards
November 29, 2017 - Governor General Julie Payette presented the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
Grey Cup Championship Game
Grey Cup Championship Game
November 26, 2017 - The Governor General conducted the coin toss to officially kick off the championship game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders.
Decorations for Bravery
Decorations for Bravery
November 23, 2017 - The Governor General presented 41 Decorations for Bravery to recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect the lives of others.
Governor General's History Awards
Governor General's History Awards
November 22, 2017 - Her Excellency presented teachers and other outstanding Canadians with the 2017 Governor General’s History Awards for their efforts to further an interest in and understanding of Canadian history and heritage.
Grey Cup at Rideau Hall
Grey Cup at Rideau Hall

November 21, 2017 - On the occasion of the 105th Grey Cup Championship Game, the Governor General and Mr. Randy Ambrosie, Canadian Football League Commissioner, welcomed Canadians to Rideau Hall to see the Grey Cup.