Tags » Governor General

Still becoming Canadian – Performing at Her Excellency Mme. Payette’s Installation as Governor General

by Patrick Jordan, viola

The vast majority of the music we perform in Tafelmusik is from Europe in the seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries, a world dominated by royalty, birthright, and the rigid definition of society by class. 894 more words

Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale Summary

“Diverse, yet structured,” was one comment about our Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale that was overheard before the start of the first session Thursday, September 28th.  311 more words

A Bicentenary Letter from the Governor-General of Australia

The following letter was sent to the Bahá’í’s of Australia by the Governor-General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

It reads:

The bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah is a cause for great joy and celebration for the Bahá’í community here in Australia and around the world.

69 more words

Mid-Week Update - October 4, 2017

Hey mPolitics! A lot has happened over the last few days, so we’ve shifted last week’s update to a mid-week update to keep you up-to-speed on the latest developments. 386 more words


Read full text of Governor General Julie Payette's first speech: 'We are all on board the same planetary spaceship'

Julie Payette became Canada’s 29th Governor General in an installation ceremony in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Monday. Here is the full transcript of her unscripted speech: 1,910 more words


John Ivison: Julie Payette has chance to take vice-regal role to infinity and beyond

Julie Payette’s coat of arms as Canada’s new Governor General bears the motto Per Aspera Ad Astra — Through Hardship to the Stars.

It might have been more fun to have included the Latin translation of To Infinity and Beyond. 694 more words

Full Comment

Speaking without notes

This morning in the Senate of Canada the new Governor General, H.E. the Right Honourable Julie Payette spoke for about 15 minutes in French, English and Algonquin without notes on what would mark her mandate. 234 more words