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Walk good Sir Howard (1915-2014)

“No sun outlasts its sunset, but it will rise again and bring the dawn.”

It was with immense sadness that I learned of the death of one of the pioneers of this nation’s independence who served us for decades in a selfless manner. 294 more words


This is Not in London

Take a look at the Ceremonial Guard, now in Ottawa, Canada for the summer. They were recently inspected by the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston and can be seen changing the guard on Parliament Hill, guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and engaging in other events like Canada Day. 126 more words


What happens if the PM simply stops appointing Senators? What about the GG?

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Could Governor General David Johnston have to decide what to do if no senators are appointed?

It could come to this. As of today, the Senate has 11 vacancies. 696 more words

Constitutional Principles

Daytripping at Rideau Hall

By Peter Johansen

I want to kick-start my Canada Day celebrations before Tuesday.  Any suggestions?

Nothing could be more Canadian than visiting Rideau Hall, the home and office of every Governor General since Confederation.  739 more words

Local News

Egan: Hounding the Governor General for the scoop

In a rear yard at Rideau Hall the other evening, I witnessed a possible scandal unfolding.

Gov. Gen. David Johnston had slipped away from journalism’s Michener Awards gathering, and changed from a tuxedo into jeans and running shoes, only to promenade outside with a gorgeous young brunette with riveting eyes. 703 more words

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Governor General of Canada Residence tour

Enjoyed a very interesting tour of the Governor General of Canada’s residence today. The kids enjoyed learning about New Brunswick’s only Governor of Canada (Romeo Leblanc) from New Brunswick. 9 more words

How I was ruined by the National Trust

On Saturday I had to go back to work. I had wangled all the good shifts while Rosie was visiting, meaning 8am until 3pm every day except said Saturday when I requested the 7am to 2pm shift so we could go look around the Governor General’s house in the afternoon. 699 more words