Episode 3


[Rideau Hall Guide:] Your Excellency, what’s the one thing that surprised you about this role?

[His Excellency the Right Honourable Richard Wagner (Administrator of the Government of Canada):] Well, it’s probably … it’s probably the … the variety of … of the … of the roles played by the administrator. You know, one day you will sign commissions; you will sign orders in council the following day; you will preside ceremonies to give Order of Canada, for instance, or other types of awards. So, what struck me as … as … what surprised me … is the diversity of the tasks that must be done by … by the administrator. And I would tell you that, without the good and professional support of the … the staff at Rideau Hall and at the Privy Council, the governor general or the administrator could not do a job properly. So, I was very lucky and privileged to be able to count on … on the experts, the good people at … at Rideau Hall and at Privy Council, to help me.