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 Governor-General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Governor-General (or Governor General) could be instructed by the Colonial Secretary on the exercise of some of his functions and duties, such as the use or withholding of the Royal Assent from legislation.
The first Governor General of India was Lord Mountbatten, who had been the last Viceroy; the second (and last) Governor General was Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari; thereafter the post was replaced with the largely identical post of non-executive President under the 1950 Indian Constitution.
Governor-General (in Canada and India, Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Governor-General   (1796 words)

  
 Governor General
Although the modern office is usually regarded as descended from the British institution, the present governor general, the Rt Hon Michaëlle JEAN, is the sixty-fourth successor to Champlain, who became governor in 1627, and she is the twenty-seventh since Lord MONCK was sworn in at CONFEDERATION on 1 July 1867.
Jeanne SAUVÉ, the sixtieth governor general, was the first woman to be appointed to the office, and Adrienne CLARKSON, the sixty-third governor general, was the first person without a military background and the first non-white Canadian to be appointed to the vice-regal position.
The governor general's personal standard flies wherever he or she is in residence and takes precedence over all other flags in Canada except the monarch's.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0003350   (1040 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Canada's Governor General
The governor general is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the prime minister.
Governor General's spending totalled $41 million in 2003, counting costs to the Department of National Defence, RCMP and other bodies.
Before 1926, the Governor General acted as the representative of the British government in Canada.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/governorgeneral   (394 words)

  
 Governor General Cartoons
Because the Governor General doesn't really have a political role, he or she is rarely in the public spotlight, and as a result cartoons of the GG are not very common.
The Governor General can then accept his resignation and call new elections, or appoint a new Prime Minister, or refuse the resignation (the last two powers are never used, but remain part of the GG's "reserve" constitutional authority).
Governor Generals of Canada are always present at these sort of big ceremonial events, especially when visiting heads of state are involved.
www.filibustercartoons.com /GGtoons.php   (2147 words)

  
 Role of Governor General
The Governor General is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Canadian Prime Minister; Canada's Head of Government is the Prime Minister who is an elected representative.
Her personal representative in Canada remains the Governor General, whose powers and authorities are detailed in the "Letters Patent Constituting the Office of the Governor General of Canada" (1 October 1947).
The Governor General meets the general public at the annual New Year's Levee and the summer Garden Party and officiates at numerous events, including presentations of awards and prized, openings of buildings, and the unveiling of works of art and plaques.
www.nsd.nf.ca /HTML/Information/role.html   (1401 words)

  
 Hans Frank Responsibiity_Nuremberg Tribunal
In order to illustrate how completely Frank as Governor General is identified with the criminal policies whose execution is reported in the foregoing document, and the extent to which they were the official policies of his administration, it is proposed to annotate several of the items with passages from Frank's own diary.
As Governor General Frank is responsible for all concentration camps within the boundaries of the General Government.
As a loyal adherent of HitIer and the NSDAP, Frank was appointed Governor General in October 1939 of that area of Poland known as the General Government, which became the testing ground for the conspirators' program of "Lebensraum." Frank had defined justice in the field of German law as that which benefited the German nation.
www.ess.uwe.ac.uk /genocide/Frank.htm   (7910 words)

  
 Governor General of Canada
Canadian Governors General and Lt. Governors seem to have started using them on land in the 1890's, but colonial governors were not authorised to fly their defaced Union Jacks on land until 1943.
The Governor General's flag alone bore a St. Edward's crown with the badge of Canada, the Lieutenant Governors' flags bore the provincial badges without a crown.
At that time, according to Smith, all the governor generals' flags were basically the same -- they featured the Royal Crest over a scroll with the name of the country -- though some had proportions other than 1:2 and Fiji had its name inscribed on a whale's tooth instead of on a scroll.
flagspot.net /flags/ca-govg.html   (1462 words)

  
 Mapleleafweb.com: Features - Governor General of Canada - A History of the Governor General in Canada
The Governor General, henceforth, was to be a representative of the monarchy only – not the British government.
The position of Governor General has evolved over time becoming less a reflection of the monarchy and divine ancestry – reflecting the development of modern-day Canada.
The new government sought to clarify the role of the Governor General.
www.mapleleafweb.com /features/parliament/governor-general/history.html   (835 words)

  
 Governor General of South Africa
This design for the flags of the Governors-General followed the Balfour Declaration of 1926 which reflected the move towards greater self-determination and sovereignty and defined in general terms the constitutional relationship between Great Britain and the self-governing dominions.
General Hertzog, the South African Prime Minister, was prepared to accede to the King's wishes on this point, but it was felt that there were bound to be protests from some members of the Assembly if the South African Union Flag was not flown with the Union Jack on Government House.
In the words of the Declaration, Great Britain and the dominions were "equal in status, and in no way subordinate to one another".
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/za_gg.html   (1080 words)

  
 Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada
The Governor General also gives Royal Assent to bills passed by the House of Commons and the Senate, reads the Speech from the Throne, signs State documents, summons, opens and ends sessions of Parliament, and dissolves Parliament for an election.
The Governor General is the Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Forces.
The Governor General almost always acts on the advice of his ministers.
www.geocities.com /daniellla.geo/adrienne.html   (1100 words)

  
 Governors General of Canada
Parliament is the legislative branch of Government, composed of the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General), the Senate and the House of Commons.
The Governor General is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister.
The three components of Parliament may meet from time to time for ceremonial occasions and for events related to the business of Parliament such as: the installation of the Governor General; the Opening of Parliament; the Speech from the Throne (at the beginning of each new session of Parliament); and Royal Assent ceremonies.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/about/people/key/gg.asp?lang=E&Hist=N   (155 words)

  
 John B. Gordon, Georgia governor, Confederate General, Senator
Characterized by splendid audacity, in 1864, he was described by General Robert E. Lee in a letter to Confederate President Jefferson Davis as being one of his best brigadiers.
In 1872, the Georgia General Assembly, which then selected the State's U.S. Senators, elected him to represent Georgia in Washington.
Nursed back to health by his wife, who stayed as near to him as possible until late in the war when, incapacitated by the birth of a baby, she ended up behind enemy lines in Virginia, he returned to duty and was put in command of six Georgia regiments.
ngeorgia.com /people/gordon.html   (3285 words)

  
 Search Results for governor-general - Encyclopædia Britannica
in colonial Spanish America, the governor of a captaincy general, a division of a viceroyalty.
"Information on the roles and responsibilities of the Governor General.
John Brown Gordon, a North Georgia Notable General, Governor, Senator
www.britannica.com /search?query=governor-general&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (516 words)

  
 Rideau Hall - Governor General's House - Ottawa Attractions
Canada's Governor General invites you to visit Rideau Hall, the home and workplace of every Governor General since Confederation in 1867, where Canadians are honoured and welcomed alongside world leaders and visitors from around the globe.
Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson.
As the official residence of the Governor General, Rideau Hall is a place of dignity, grace and tradition.
www.ottawakiosk.com /rideau_hall.html   (807 words)

  
 Out of the Jungle: What's a Governor General?
Canada's Governor General carries out Her Majesty's duties in Canada on a daily basis and is Canada's de facto Head of State.
The Governor General is the Queen's representative in Canada.
Except, perhaps, when the Governor General is seen as overstepping her spending limits.
outofthejungle.blogspot.com /2005/10/whats-governor-general.html   (704 words)

  
 Texas Governor Rick Perry - Office of the General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel is a separate division within the Office of the Governor.
The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice to the Governor and over 15 separate divisions within the Office of the Governor.
The General Counsel and assistant general counsels provide legal services in coordination with other agencies within the executive branch of Texas.
www.governor.state.tx.us /divisions/general_counsel   (100 words)

  
 Abebooks - Governor General's Award Winning Books
The awards are presented by the Governor General of Canada and the Chairman of the Canada Council for the Arts.
The winner of the 2003 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction (English language) is Douglas Glover for his ninth book, Elle.
The Governor General's Literary Award is perhaps Canada's most prestigious literary award.
www.abebooks.com /docs/Community/AwardWinners/governorGeneral.shtml   (147 words)

  
 Barbados - Governor General Flag
Governor for St. Lucia uses, except, that the name in the scroll under the king's crown is 'Barbados'." However, we have the Governor (General?) Flag for Barbados as 3:4, and that of St. Lucia 1:2.
According to Politikens Flagbook (translated): "Barbados also has a Governor Banner, This is the same flag, as the
It is only a newspaper cutting and perhaps the colours have been adjusted to conform to a limited palette.
flagspot.net /flags/bb-govg.html   (304 words)

  
 G-G urges debate on abortion, divorce and kids - National - www.smh.com.au
Major General Jeffery and his wife Marlena ran voluntary relationship courses for soldiers and their partners when he was in the army.
At a time when the Howard Government is desperately struggling to find a unified position on abortion, Major General Jeffery's intervention will be seen as politically ill-timed at best, and inflammatory at worst.
The 67-year-old former SAS commander and Vietnam veteran suggested better education and contraception could decrease abortion numbers, while young couples needed to be better prepared for relationships to halt the rapid rise of single-parent families.
www.smh.com.au /news/National/GG-urges-debate-on-abortion-divorce-and-kids/2004/11/06/1099547432885.html   (672 words)

  
 Governor General of Canada / Gouverneur général du Canada
Governor General of Canada / Gouverneur général du Canada
www.gg.ca   (9 words)

  
 CNN.com - Australian governor steps aside - May. 11, 2003
As her representative, the governor general is nominal head of state, commander-in-chief of the defense forces and performs duties such as signing legislation into law and swearing-in governments.
The governor-general has been under pressure to resign over his handling of child sex abuse cases in Anglican schools in the state of Queensland that came to his attention when he was Archbishop of Brisbane.
Howard said that Hollingworth would not be able to consider resigning over the mishandling of the pedophile cases when he was Anglican archbishop of Queensland state, until the case over the rape allegations in the Supreme Court of Victoria state was finished.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/auspac/05/11/aust.govgen   (471 words)

  
 Cobjon Nutculture Services' Governor General's Nut Grove Page
Under the direction of the Governor General, the NCC plans to acquire and plant the stock as appropriate to their mandate.
In the white oak group the nuts are generally high in carbohydrates and low in tannin, and some are edible directly from the tree.
Generally speaking, because nut crops can fall from great heights without damage, nut growing is seen as truly Œvertical' cropping.
www.cobjon.com /govgen   (3679 words)

  
 Attorney General Applauds Governor's Appointment of Matthew Cate as Inspector General
Attorney General Applauds Governor's Appointment of Matthew Cate as Inspector General
While serving two attorneys general of different political parties he has consistently proven to be a tireless investigator committed to public service and public accountability.
The Inspector General faces enormous challenges as the state's primary official responsible for ensuring high standards of conduct by the state employees who manage and operate our prison system.
caag.state.ca.us /newsalerts/2004/04-032.htm   (321 words)

  
 Governor Minner's Home Page
Ruth Ann Minner's election as Delaware's first woman governor is the latest milestone in a remarkable journey - a testament to hard work and determination and a true Delaware story.
Governor Minner Describes Successes, Future Vision for Schools, Economy, Health and the Environment in 2006 State of the State
Governor Minner Signs Executive Order Establishing State Veterans Home as a Division of the Department of State
www.state.de.us /governor   (156 words)

  
 The Canada Council for the Arts - Governor General's Literary Awards
The Canada Council for the Arts is grateful to BMO Financial Group for its generous contribution to the Governor General's Literary Awards since 1988.
The Canada Council for the Arts announces finalists for the 2002 Governor General’s Literary Awards.
The Canada Council for the Arts announces the winners of the 2004 Governor General’s Literary Awards (fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction and translation)
www.canadacouncil.ca /prizes/ggla   (394 words)

  
 People's Daily Online -- Canadian forces bid farewell to outgoing Governor General
In 1999, Clarkson was sworn in as the 26th Governor General of Canada, making her the first non-white and the second female in the post.
The Canadian Forces paid an emotional tribute Wednesday on Parliament Hill to Commander-in- Chief and Governor General Adrienne Clarkson who is leaving her post at the end of this month.
Canadian forces bid farewell to outgoing Governor General
english.people.com.cn /200509/22/eng20050922_210056.html   (340 words)

  
 ABC News: Canada Swears in New Governor General
TORONTO Sep 27, 2005 — Queen Elizabeth II's new representative in Canada, a refugee from Haiti, was sworn in Tuesday as the nation's 27th governor general in a ceremony steeped in British tradition and Canadian color.
ABC News: Canada Swears in New Governor General
Canada Swears in 27th Governor General: Michaelle Jean, First Black Person to Hold Post
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1164341&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (453 words)

  
 governor-general. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
A governor of a large territory who has other subordinate governors under his or her jurisdiction.
www.bartleby.com /61/93/G0209300.html   (80 words)

  
 Naharnet Newsdesk - Lebanese Woman May Become Australia's Governor-General
An Australian woman from Lebanese descent has been proposed to the post of Queen Elizabeth's representative in Australia, which was vacated by Governor-General Peter Hollingworth after his recent implication in a rape charge.
Mary Bashir, currently the governor of South Wales, has been proposed to the post of Australia's figure head-of-state by South Wales' opposition leader John Broden during a meeting he held with Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
www.naharnet.com /domino/tn/Newsdesk.nsf/Story/BE4082180CB29F3442256D4B00397825?OpenDocument&PRINT   (222 words)

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