Highlights/Gov. Gen. Julie Payette

International, Politics

GG visits Canadian troops in Iraq and Kuwait

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette visited over the weekend with hundreds of members of the Canadian Armed Forces deployed in Kuwait and Iraq as part of Operation IMPACT, according to her office. Payette, who also holds the largely ceremonial position of» 

Arts and Entertainment

World-renowned conductor awarded Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal

American-born conductor Kent Nagono received one of Canada’s highest civilian awards Thursday for his remarkable contribution to Montreal’s world-famous symphony orchestra. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, a former astronaut and an accomplished musician herself, presented Nagano with a Meritorious Service Medal» 

International, Politics

PM Trudeau to attend dinner for Aga Khan in Ottawa

The Aga Khan, the billionaire spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, is in Ottawa this week to celebrate his Diamond Jubilee and will be feted at a dinner at Rideau Hall hosted by Gov. Gen. Julie» 

International, Politics

GG Julie Payette meets with Ukrainian president and Canadian soldiers

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette concluded her visit to Ukraine with a meeting on Thursday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who thanked Canada for its “firm position of support for our country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence from the very first»