Malcolm Fraser died this morning aged 84. A press release from his family indicated that he passed away earlier this morning. He first became Prime Minister of Australia after being appointed by the then Governor-General John Kerr who had just dismissed Gough Whitlam’s labor government (November 11, 1975). 274 more words
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This is a list of the Governors-General of the Dutch east Indies. From 1610-1796 it was under control of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). 474 more words
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has extended Gov. Gen. David Johnston’s term for two years, meaning the current Governor General will be in office for the outcome of this fall’s federal election – and in 2017, when Canada celebrates the 150th birthday of Confederation. 579 more words
OTTAWA – Gov. Gen. David Johnston’s term of office has been extended to September 2017, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday.
Johnston was appointed to the vice-regal post in 2010 and the term is usually five years, although extensions aren’t unusual. 202 more words
OTTAWA—David Johnston could be pressed to stay on as governor general to ensure his constitutional expertise is on standby at Rideau Hall in the event October’s federal election produces a minority government. 445 more words