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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

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Canada Day Message
Canada Day Message

July 1st, 2015 —Happy Canada Day, everyone! 

Order of Canada Appointments
Order of Canada Appointments
July 1, 2015 - The Governor General announced today 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Established in 1967, the Order recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. 
Pan Am  Games Torch Relay
Pan Am Games Torch Relay
June 30, 2015 - The Governor General was one of more than 3 000 torchbearers carrying the Pan Am flame across Canada.
Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard
Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard
June 25, 2015 - Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada invited members of the public to join him for the annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard and the launch of Storytime, on the grounds of Rideau Hall,
Military and Bravery Decorations
Military and Bravery Decorations
June 26, 2015 - His Excellency presented 30 Meritorious Service Decorations (Military Division) and 8 Bravery Decorations to members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and allied forces during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. 
Visit to Guelph
Visit to Guelph
June 25, 2015 - The Governor General was in Guelph. He attended the dedication and unveiling of the LCol John McCrae Statue, visited the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market and delivered a keynote address at the Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala.
FarmWorks
FarmWorks
June 25, 2015 - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston visited and participated in activities at FarmWorks, a social enterprise offering at-risk youth a space to develop skills while learning about food and agriculture.
Inauguration of MUHC's Glen Site
Inauguration of MUHC's Glen Site
June 20, 2015 - The Governor General joined other dignitaries to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the inauguration of McGill University Health Centre's  (MUHC) new Glen site, in Montréal, Quebec. 
Visit to Toronto
Visit to Toronto
June 19, 2015 - The Governor General picked up his accreditation at the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre.
Michener Award Presentation
Michener Award Presentation
June 18, 2015 - The Governor General presented the Michener Award for outstanding public service in journalism, and the Michener-Deacon Fellowships during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.