At 10am on Monday 2 October Julie Payette, former astronaut will become Canada’s 29th Governor General, the investiture will take place in the Red Chamber of Parliament, also known as the Senate in Ottawa.

The former Governor General David Johnston said his goodbyes a few days ago and will go into retirement.

The titles of the governor general are Vice-Roy, Commander in Chief of Canada, Chancellor of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Prior of the Most Venerable Order of St-John of Jerusalem. All those honours and titles are given by the Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth and will be transferred to the new Governor General on Monday morning.

Here is what H.E. David Johnston did during his period in Office. Compilation courtesy of the CBC.


We can only wish Ms Payette good luck in her new function. She is single and so will not have a spouse to share the burden of the Office with, this is a first.