Tags » Governor General

Citizens present petition at Governor General's gate

NZ, Wellington, 30 January – Several hundred people met at  Wellington’s  Waitangi Park, to vent their opposition at the impending signing and ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA); 2,081 more words

The Body Politic

The McGarvie Model: a Republican Equivalent of Our Present System of Democracy

Papers by

The Hon Richard E McGarvie AC

Former Governor of Victoria and

Former Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria


The Papers These papers identify the strengths and safeguards on which the democracy of our present system depends and outline my model for a republican equivalent of that system of democracy.  4,541 more words


Our Next Governor General

Canada has been, relatively, blessed with mostly good and very occasionally, even great governors general: British and, since Vincent Massey, Canadian. Our current GG, David Johnston… 704 more words

Chantal Petitclerc

Syrian refugees join Governor General's winter bash at Rideau Hall

The slightly slushy weather didn’t stop several hundred attendees — including a busload of Syrian refuges — from partying with Gov. Gen. David Johnston at his annual Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall Saturday. 338 more words

Local News

Order of Canada Appointments 2015 - Diversity lens

Media commentary largely focused on gender and regional diversity as can be expected. The lengthy process involved (about a year) means that this largely took place under the previous government (although the process and decisions are under the GG). 162 more words


The Speaker of the House of Commons

The historical origins of the office of the Speaker of the House of Commons go back almost 600 years. The importance of the office is highlighted in the opening of the relevant chapter in the  3,385 more words

House Of Commons