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  Governor General of Canada
Governor General meets with police representatives to discuss bravery nomination
Message from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on the death of the Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Governor General welcomes Prime Minister of Russia at Rideau Hall
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  CBC News Indepth: Canada's Governor General
Canada saw one of the most controversial uses of a governor general's powers in what is now the Commonwealth.
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.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/governorgeneral   (437 words)

  cars - Monarchy in Canada
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch and head of state.
In common practice, Queen Elizabeth II is referred to simply as "The Queen" or "The Queen of Canada" when in Canada, or when abroad and acting on the advice of her Canadian ministers (such as when she was present at the Canadian 60th anniversary of D-Day ceremony in France, in 2004).
Today, virtually all of the Queen's Canadian duties are performed by her representatives in Canada, the Governor General and the Lieutenant Governors of the provinces, though occasionally the Queen's authority is appealed to by Canada's partisan political leaders.
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  Governor General of Canada Information
The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch.
The Governor General summons, prorogues, and dissolves Parliament.
Governor General of the Province of Canada or Governor in Chief of the Province of Canada
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  Governor General of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch.
The Governor General summons, prorogues, and dissolves Parliament.
Governor General of the Province of Canada or Governor in Chief of the Province of Canada
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Governor_General_of_Canada   (4022 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.
Historically, the Governor General was supposed to be the emissary of the British monarch to Canada.
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   (2588 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ceremonial Guard
The Governor Generals Foot Guards is one of three Household regiments in the Canadian Army reserve forces, along with The Governor Generals Horse Guards and the Canadian Grenadier Guards.
Rideau Hall is the official residence the Governor General of Canada, and is the place of residence of the Monarch of Canada when visiting Ottawa.
The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneur général or Gouverneure générale) is the representative of the Canadian monarch.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ceremonial-Guard   (757 words)

 Governor-General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In these cases, the former colonial Governor was "upgraded" (sometimes for the same incumbent) to the title of Governor[-]General upon independence, as the nature of the office became a universal 'constitutional figurehead' position, no longer a symbol of colonial rule.
Lord Tweedsmuir was Governor General of Canada from 1935 to 1940.
In Canada, Jamaica, and New Zealand, it is the Chief Justice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Governor_General   (2933 words)

 Governor General of Canada - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneur général or Gouverneure générale) is the representative of the Canadian monarch.
This arrangement continued after the establishment of the Dominion of Canada in 1867; the Governor General and Lieutenant Governors remained symbolic representatives of the Crown and of the British Government, while actual political power was vested in the Prime Minister of Canada and in the premiers, at the federal and provincial levels respectively.
Should the Governor General of Canada attempt to exercise any powers without reference to constitutional convention and solely at his or her own personal discretion, the action would likely result in a constitutional crisis and in public outrage.
www.voyager.in /Governor_General_of_Canada   (3493 words)

 Science Fair Projects - List of Governors General of Canada
The following is a list of the Governors and Governor General of Canada and the previous territories and colonies that now make up the country.
2 Governors General of the Province of Canada
Governors from the Conquest to the union of the Canadas
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/List_of_Canadian_Governors_General   (336 words)

 Governor general - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Governor General (also spelled Governor-General, Gahvernour-Zhjenerrhalgh, or David Hasselhoff) is the High Overlord of countries in which Queen Elizabeth v2.0 is Head of State.
The Governor General is typically a well regarded person or semi-sentient mammal indigenous to, or visible from, the country in question.
After five years, the Governor General is bludgeoned to death with a branch from the national tree of the country in question.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Governor_general   (564 words)

 The Governor General of Canada
Today, the Governor General's main role is to represent the Queen, and generally perform the expected duties of a ceremonial Head of State.
In practical terms the Governor General is a figurehead with almost zero political relevance in the actual governance of the country.
As meaningless as the Governor General may seem to be, political pundits always point out that in huge political emergencies the Governor General could actually use her constitutional powers to provide political stability.
www.filibustercartoons.com /canguide_1_mnrchy_sr.php   (1394 words)

 CanadaInfo: Government: Federal: Governor General
The Governor General, then, is the Sovereign's representative in Canada but is the ultimate authority in government for the nation.
Even the presence of the Sovereign in the country does not superceed the authority of the Governor General and therefore the Governor General is 1st on the Canadian Order of Precedence.
The Governor General executes all orders-in-council and other state documents, appoints all superior court judges (on the advice of Cabinet) and summons, prorogues, and dissolves Parliament (on the advice of the prime minister).
www.craigmarlatt.com /canada/government/gg.html   (799 words)

 The Canadian Encyclopedia
Aberdeen and Temair, John Campbell Gordon, 1st Marquess of, GOVERNOR GENERAL of Canada 1893-98 (b at Edinburgh, Scot 3 Aug 1847; d at Tarland, Scot 7 Mar 1934).
Bessborough, Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 9th Earl of, governor general of Canada 1931-35 (b at London, Eng 27 Oct 1880; d at Stansted, Eng 10 Mar 1956).
Buchan, John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, author, governor general of Canada 1935-40 (b at Perth, Scot 26 Aug 1875; d at Montréal 11 Feb 1940).
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCECategories&Params=a1SUB7CAT127   (219 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Auditor General of Canada
The role of the Auditor General of Canada is to aid accountability by conducting independent audits of federal government operations.
The Auditor General reports to the House of Commons, not to the government.
Auditors General are appointed by the Governor General in Council (cabinet) for 10 year terms during good behaviour.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Auditor_General_of_Canada   (330 words)

 Toast Remarks of the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, in honour of the Governor General of Canada, the Right ...
Honourable Governor General, we salute and recognise in the Canadian people a kindred spirit that inspires a like-minded, multicultural nation with whom we share the same beliefs in democracy, human dignity, equality, peace, justice and development for all of humanity.
Governor General, you will pardon the many among us who would think that these words were said during the demise of apartheid and the advent of democracy in South Africa.
Honourable Governor General, we also recognise and appreciate Canada’s significant peacekeeping contribution in Africa and its support for multilateralism and the reform of the United Nations.
www.dfa.gov.za /docs/speeches/2006/mbek1206.htm   (783 words)

 Governor General of Canada Web Listings Information | Business.com
The Canadian Governor General is the representative of the Queen in Canada.
Appointment and role of the Governor General of Canada, the representative of the Queen in Canada.
The role of Governor General of Canada from 1760 to 1838 was mainly as the command officer of British Forces in North America.
www.business.com /directory/government_and_trade/by_country/canada/federal_government/governor_general_of_canada/weblistings.asp   (527 words)

 Our Campaigns - Canada - Governor General of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Office of the Governor General, Canada's oldest continuing institution, is a thread that ties Canadians together.
Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy.
Canada's 26th Governor General, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, carries out Her Majesty's duties in Canada on a daily basis and is Canada's de facto Head of State.
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All executive power is theoretically reposed in the Queen, who is represented in Canada by the Governor General of Canada, the lieutenant governors of the provinces, and the territorial commissioners.
Persons swearing allegiance to Canada, such as immigrants, soldiers, and parliamentarians, swear allegiance to Her Majesty as Queen of Canada and as the legal embodiment of Canadian sovereignty.
The Commissioners of Canada's northern territories of Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories are appointed by the federal Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs and are not formal representatives of the Crown.
www.orgsites.com /sc/my-canada/_pgg1.php3   (1394 words)

 Governor General of Canada
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.
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.
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.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ca-govg.html   (1462 words)

 Athlone, Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge, Earl of
Athlone was the second member of the royal family (after the duke of CONNAUGHT) to be governor general of Canada.
Retiring from his career as a soldier after WWI, Athlone took an interest in education and medical research, and was governor general of South Africa, 1923-30.
He was to have been appointed governor general of Canada in 1914, but requested that his name be withdrawn because of WWI.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000376   (224 words)

 CTV.ca | The time of 'two solitudes' has passed: Jean
Governor General Michaelle Jean smiles in appreciation as the Senate applauds her appointment.
Governor General Michaelle Jean takes part in a toast with Prime Minister Paul Martin during a dinner given in her honnor in Ottawa.
Canada's 27th Governor General Michaelle Jean is settling into her official residence in Ottawa, after an emotion-filled day topped by a passionate pitch for national unity.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20050927/governor_general_jean_050927/20050927?hub=Canada   (1206 words)

 Former governor general of Canada joins Habitat board -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l
AMERICUS, Ga. (March 23, 2005) –; The Right Honorable Ed Schreyer, former governor general and commander-in-chief of Canada, 1979-1984, is the newest member of Habitat for Humanity International’s board of directors.
He served as governor general of Canada and commander-in-chief from 1979-84.
The Office of the Governor General is Canada's oldest continuing institution, beginning in 1608, and is the representative of the queen in Canada.
www.habitat.org /newsroom/2005archive/insitedoc008771.aspx   (572 words)

 Buckingham Palace press releases > Announcement of the appointment of the new Governor General of Canada
The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Canada, has been pleased to approve the appointment of Ms Michaëlle Jean as the next Governor General of Canada.
Ms Jean received a Bachelor of Arts in Italian and Hispanic languages and literature, and continued her studies towards a Master of Arts in comparative literature from the University of Montreal.
Read the Governor General Designate's speech on learning of her appointment
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page4371.asp   (358 words)

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