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  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

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Launch of Summer Activities
Launch of Summer Activities
June 25, 2017 - To kick off the summer season at Rideau Hall, the Governor General performed the annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard an participated in the launch of Storytime. 
Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil)
Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil)
June 23, 2017 - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) to 49 recipients from various sectors across the country during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
Visit to Toronto
Visit to Toronto
June 22, 2017 - His Excellency received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at York University and delivered a convocation address to graduating students.
Presentation of Letters of Credence
Presentation of Letters of Credence
June 22, 2017 - The Governor General received the letters of credence of five new heads of mission during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
Aboriginal Day Live Concert
Aboriginal Day Live Concert
June 21, 2017 - On the occasion of National Aboriginal Day, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, attended the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s Aboriginal Day Live evening concert at Major’s Hill Park, in Ottawa.
Honorary Degree
Honorary Degree
June 21, 2017 - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston received the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Western University, in London, Ontario.
Regal Celebration Maple Tree Planting
Regal Celebration Maple Tree Planting
June 20, 2017 - Their Excellencies, joined by Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners, marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation with the planting of the Regal Celebration Maple tree at Rideau Hall with soil from provinces and territories from across the country. 
Imagine a Canada Initiative
Imagine a Canada Initiative
June 20, 2017 - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, recognized the final 13 selections from the Imagine a Canada initiative at Rideau Hall. 
Traditional Royal Assent
Traditional Royal Assent
June 19, 2017 - The Governor General, as The Queen’s representative, granted Royal Assent to bills passed by both the Senate and the House of Commons.
Inauguration of the New Forecourt
Inauguration of the New Forecourt
June 19 2017 - The Governor General and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission inaugurated the newly renovated forecourt at Rideau Hall.