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BOOK LAUNCH: The Governors General of Canada - April 17, 2013
Desmarais Building,
University of Ottawa

Organized jointly by New Federation House and the University of Ottawa
in the presence of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

Click here to read the Governor General's speech at the event.

Click here to see photos of the event.

Click here to read Lawrence Martin's article on the event in The Globe & Mail.

Click here to read a review of the book by award-winning writer Susan Hallett


from Viscount Monck to David Johnston

Governors General cover

$29.95 (taxes included)
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The Governor General is the Queen’s representative in Canada.

Twenty-eight Governors General have served this country since Confederation. This tradition has a long history going back to the French regime and British colonial rule.

Because the Governor General’s role today has been described as largely symbolic, critics and the media have often downplayed its influence. But individually the men and women holding this office have inspired generations of Canadians, built bridges across regional and cultural barriers, and made national unity a personal crusade. In the process they have nurtured our way of life and the values it represents.

This volume captures the political and human dimension of the public lives of the Governors General, the challenges they faced, and their defining moments while in office.

Chapters and authors:

The Viscount Monck – Lorne Monti
Lord Lisgar – Gaëtan Jeaurond
The Earl of Dufferin – Lorne Monti
The Duke of Argyll (Marquess of Lorne) – Lorne Monti
The Marquess of Lansdowne – D. L. Daigneault
Lord Stanley – Gerald Gummersell
The Earl of Aberdeen – D. L. Daigneault
The Earl of Minto – Lorne Monti
The Earl Grey – Gerald Gummersell
H.R.H The Duke of Connaught – D. L. Daigneault
The Duke of Devonshire – D. L. Daigneault
The Viscount Byng – D. L. Daigneault
The Viscount Willingdon – Jeanne Poulin
The Earl of Bessborough – Jeanne Poulin
Lord Tweedsmuir – Jeanne Poulin
The Earl of Athlone – Jeanne Poulin
The Viscount Alexander – Jeanne Poulin
The Right Honourable Vincent Massey – Larry A. Glassford
The Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier – J. L. Granatstein
The Right Honourable Roland Michener – Dimitry Anastkis
The Right Honourable Jules Léger – Jacques Monet, s.j.
The Right Honourable Edward Schreyer – Nelle Osterom
The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé – Stephen Azzi
The Right Honourable Ramon Hnatyshyn – Nelle Osterom
The Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc – Naomi Griffiths
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson – John English
The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean – Jacques G. Ruelland
The Right Honourable David Johnston – Desmond Morton



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