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Privy Council Office launches workplace probe of Governor General’s office

The Privy Council Office (PCO) says it has launched a “thorough, independent and impartial” workplace probe into claims of harassment and verbal abuse in the office of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette. The investigation follows a CBC News report that quoted »


Governor General’s office denies claims of workplace abuse

The office of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is denying allegations that the former astronaut has created a toxic work environment for staff at Rideau Hall. The denial follows a report by CBC News on Tuesday claiming that the Queen’s representative »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Prince Harry coming to Canada. What if he became Canada’s Governor-General?

Word is just coming that Prince Harry and his family will be splitting time between Canada and England as they seek to step back from royal duties. Although exactly where in Canada is not known a poll recently found that »

International, Politics

GG Julie Payette to travel to Mexico for presidential inauguration

Canada’s Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will travel to Mexico at the end of November to represent Canada at the inauguration ceremony of the new Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Thursday. López Obrador’s inauguration ceremony »

Arts & Entertainment

Author Atwood gets another award plus some fun facts

Margaret Atwood, a leading Canadian author, has received yet another accolade. The 78-year old has written more than fifty books, two of which were serialized adaptations of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Alias Grace.” She has received several other awards in »

Arts & 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

Governor General to embark on first overseas visit to Ukraine and Latvia

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will travel to Ukraine and Latvia from Jan. 17 to 19 to underline Canada’s commitment to strengthening military, political and commercial ties with both former Soviet republics, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday. As the Queen’s representative in Canada and »

Arts & Entertainment

Prestigious literary awards announced

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Touted as one of Canada oldest and most prestigious awards, the GGs, as they are called, come with prizes of $25,000 for each of »

Politics, Society

Most Canadians approve of nomination of Julie Payette to be next Governor General

Despite recent revelations about some of the troubled chapters in the life of former astronaut Julie Payette, most Canadians approve of her nomination by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be Canada’s next Governor General, according to a new public opinion »


Julie Payette named Canada’s next Governor General

Former astronaut Julie Payette is officially Canada’s next Governor General. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today Payette will become the 29th person to hold the vice-regal position, and the fourth female to be the Queen’s representative in Canada. “I must express »