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Swearing-In Ceremony
Swearing-In Ceremony
January 10, 2017 - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over a swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall.
Happy 2017!
Happy 2017!
January 1, 2017 - "Happy New Year, Canada, and happy sesquicentennial! What an occasion: the 150th anniversary of our Canadian family!"
Canada 150 Kick Off
Canada 150 Kick Off
December 31, 2016 - Their Excellencies launched the 150th anniversary of Confederation during a national ceremony on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.
Her Majesty The Queen's New Year's Message
Her Majesty The Queen's New Year's Message
December 31, 2016 - I am delighted to offer all Canadians my best wishes and congratulations on the 150thanniversary of Confederation.”
 
Order of Canada Appointments
Order of Canada Appointments
December 30, 2016 - The Governor General announced 100 new apointments to the Order of Canada. A great way to kick off Canada's 150th anniversary and the Order's 50th anniversary celebrations!
2016 Holidays Message
2016 Holidays Message
December 22, 2016 - "On the eve of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Sharon and I, and our entire family, send you our best wishes for peace and happiness."
Private Sponsorship of Refugees Initiative
Private Sponsorship of Refugees Initiative
December 15, 2016 - The Governor General addressed participants at the Global Private Sponsorship of Refugees Initiative during a reception.
Royal Assent Ceremony
Royal Assent Ceremony
December 15, 2016 - Governor General David Johnston granted Royal Assent during a formal ceremony in the Senate Chamber.
Visit to Kingston
Visit to Kingston

December 14, 2016 - At a luncheon hosted by the Canadian Club of Kingston, Mrs. Johnston spoke about her role as the Governor General’s spouse and about mental health, an issue that has come to define her time in office.

Royal Assent Ceremony
Royal Assent Ceremony
December 12, 2016 - Governor General David Johnston granted Royal Assent during a formal ceremony in the Senate Chamber.