CBC News is presenting live coverage of the installation of Canada’s 30th governor general, Inuk leader and former ambassador Mary Simon, in both Inuktitut and English on CBC TV, Gem, CBC Radio, the Listen app and here on cbcnews.ca. You can also stream the ceremony live on the CBC Indigenous, CBC North and CBC Nunavut Facebook pages.
It’s set to be the first-ever CBC News simulcast in English and Inuktitut, and will take audiences inside the VIP arrivals and intimate ceremony in Ottawa, and into Mary Simon’s hometown of Kuujjuaq, Que., for the community’s reaction to this historic appointment.
An audio special will be hosted by Nil Köksal and Juanita Taylor on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen. The swearing-in ceremony will also be covered in eight Indigenous languages across multiple CBC radio stations.
How to watch, stream and listen on Monday:
- CBC TV: 10 a.m. ET (11 AT, 11:30 NT, 9 CT, 8 MT, 7 PT), 90 minutes
- CBC News Network, CBC Gem, CBCNews.ca and Facebook.com/CBCNorth: 10 a.m. ET (11 AT, 11:30 NT, 9 CT, 8 MT, 7 PT), 3 hours
- CBC Radio One & CBC Listen: 11 a.m. ET (12 AT, 12:30 NT, 10 CT, 9 MT, 8 PT), 90 minutes
On July 6, Simon became the first Indigenous person ever to be appointed to the role of governor general. She has an extensive leadership background, including her time as a past president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national Inuit organization.
Simon is an Inuk from Kuujjuaq, a village on the coast of Ungava Bay in Nunavik.
The soon-to-be new governor general attended the federal Fort Chimo day school in Kuujjuaq. She is bilingual, speaking English and Inuktitut.
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