From Entrepreneurship and Leadership to Finding a Vaccine: The Governor General Hosts Two GGconversations

June 11, 2020

OTTAWA—As part of the innovative GGconversations series highlighting exceptional individuals from diverse fields of interest, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will host two separate virtual conversations with pre-eminent Canadians.

How is the new now changing entrepreneurs and their leadership?: Thursday, June 11, 2020

  • French: 1:30 p.m. EDT - with guests Marie Saint Pierre, President of Maison Marie Saint Pierre, and Claudine Roy, Gaspé entrepreneur and corporate director
  • English: 2:30 p.m. EDT - with guests Marie Saint Pierre and Zita Cobb, CEO of Shorefast and Innkeeper of the Fogo Island Inn

The Race for a Vaccine: Friday, June 12, 2020

  • French: 1 p.m. EDT and English: 2 p.m. EDT – with guest Dr. Gary Kobinger, Microbiologist and Director of the Research Centre on Infectious Disease at Université Laval.

Canadians are invited to submit their questions for the Governor General or her guests via one of the Governor General’s social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @GGJuliePayette. Questions can also be submitted during the live conversations. We want to hear from you!


The live stream will be available in English at

The live stream will be available in French at

Media information:

Ashlee Smith
Press Secretary to the Governor General

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