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Remarks by the Prime Minister to announce Canada’s next Governor General, Ms. Julie Payette



Thank you all for being here today.

Last week I had the honour of meeting with Her Majesty The Queen, in Scotland. 

It was a particularly poignant visit, taking place as it did during both the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and the 65th year of Her Majesty’s service as Canada’s Head of State.

It was a meeting that gave us an opportunity to talk about our shared history and a chance to reflect on what the coming years might look like.