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Governor General honours 45 Canadians at London ceremony

Governor General David Johnston didn’t come to London empty-handed.

One day after addressing a packed crowd of Londoners at Alumni Hall, the viceroy hosted a ceremony at the London Convention Centre Thursday, awarding 45 people – the majority from Ontario – honours for bravery, public service and volunteerism. 748 more words


Father Raymond J. de Souza: Georges Vanier, the best of our past, a model for the future

Governor General Georges Vanier died 50 years ago this week, on March 5, 1967, a Sunday morning at Rideau Hall. He had watched the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Detroit Red Wings on television the night before, after which he asked for assistance to visit the chapel where he and his wife Pauline attended Mass every morning, and prayed at length together each evening. 668 more words


On this day in 1952

On this day in 1952 Vincent Massey became the first born Canadian to be named Governor General of Canada, a function which had always been held in the past by a member of the Royal Family or British Aristocracy. 286 more words

The Titanic and South Africa

The Titanic is probably one of the most famous ships of all time. The story of the sinking of the ship has been one of speculation and hypothesis. 613 more words


Monday, January 22, 1917

Page 2. (1917, Jan 22). Toronto Daily Star (1900-1971)


Inspected Housing Company’s Apartments on Bain Avenue. HAD LUNCHEON AT PARLIAMENT BLDG. 1,384 more words


Order of Canada recipients include Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, children's author

OTTAWA – An avant garde Inuit throat singer who receives hate mail over her art and a children’s story teller who grew up wanting to be a boy are among the latest recipients of the… 166 more words


Let's make Canada 'even better' in 2017, governor general says in New Year's message

Governor General David Johnston is marking the start of what’s likely his last few months as the Queen’s representative in Canada by urging all Canadians to make 2017, … 497 more words