Administrator Video Series - Episode 2

In this series, the Right Honourable Richard Wagner discusses his role as the administrator of the Government of Canada, and shares his thoughts, memories and experiences of his time in the role.


[Rideau Hall Guide:] Excellency, so after many months of accomplishing the roles of an administrator, what’s your biggest takeaway?

[His Excellency the Right Honourable Richard Wagner (Administrator of the Government of Canada):] Well, what I discovered through those activities for the last couple of months is to what extent we have strong institutions in Canada, and I learned things that I did not know before … and a counterweight in every … in every position, you know, the solidity of our institutions. We are doing the things the right way and we are … we are accountable. People are accountable for their actions and you discover that in the machinery of government. So for me, it was in a way reassuring, although I had not really any doubts, but it was a way to confirm to what extent we are lucky to … to live in a country with such strong institutions.

[Rideau Hall Guide:] Thank you.