The news of Julie Payette’s resignation shocked many Canadians; but if reports are to be believed, her premature exit as governor general had been a long time coming.
The throne speech had been called "ambitious" by the prime minister himself, with a declared emphasis on "a healthier, safer, fairer, cleaner, and more inclusive Canada."
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Red FM radio in Vancouver this morning that Canada's governor general Julia Payette is "excellent" and that he won't replace her.
Gov. Gen Julie Payette has been using a government jet for pick-ups and drop-offs at the Mirabel cargo airport on the way to her cottage.
The Governor General Julie Payette has been facing intense pressure after allegations emerged a few weeks ago that she had been bullying staff.
Former prime minister Stephen Harper joins film director James Cameron and Nobel Prize winner Donna Strickland in receiving the nation’s highest honour.
Throne speech promises tax cuts, more work on climate change and indigenous reconciliation.
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