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Governor General of Canada
Governor General of Canada
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Governor General Honoring Canadians
Governor General Honoring Canadians
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Governor General Bringing Canadians Together
Bringing Canadians Together
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Governor General Promoting Canada
Promoting Canada
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Governor General Engaging the Community:
 
Governor General’s BloGG - Citizen Voices
Breaking Down Solitudes - Forums, Blogs, News
Citizen Voices
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We Must Stand Together!
– Her Excellency Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada
We Must Stand Together!
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Governor General’s Invitation:

Visit Us – Come Home to Rideau Hall
Come Home to Rideau Hall
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Governor General’s Messages and Speeches:

Messages and News Releases
Messages and News Releases
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International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day
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Speeches
Speeches
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On Occasion of International Women’s Day
Kabul, Afghanistan.
March 8, 2007
On Occasion of International Women’s Day
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Governor General’s Photo Gallery
Governor General’s Photo Gallery
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Governor General In The Community:

Nova Scotia
Itinerary of Official Visit to Nova Scotia
Itinerary of Official Visit to Nova Scotia
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Nova Scotia Photo Gallery
Nova Scotia Photo Gallery
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Nova Scotia – Speech
We Must Stand Together
On Occasion of the Celebration of African Heritage Month
Halifax , Nova Scotia, February 12, 2007
We Must Stand Together
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Calgary, Alberta
Itinerary
Calgary, Alberta
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Calgary Photo Gallery
Calgary Photo Gallery
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GG in Native Blanket – Calgary, Albert
GG in Native Blanket
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Visit to Africa
Visit to Africa
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Governor General Vision of New Africa
Governor General Vision of New Africa
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Governor Generals Message on occasion of Black History Month, February 2007
Governor Generals Message on occasion of Black History Month
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Governor General’s New Year’s Message
Governor General’s New Year’s Message
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Governor General with Kente in Nova Scotia
Governor General with Kente in Nova Scotia
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Governor General and Kente – A Retrospective
Governor General and Kente
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State Visits to Africa
State Visits to Africa
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Wrapped in Pride

In commemoration of the 2nd anniversary Installation of Governor General
Installation Speech
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Biography of the Governor General
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Governor Canada of Canada, A Voice of the Voiceless!
Some of the Theme’s of the Governor General over the past 2 years.
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“Nature is crying out that it is time to reinvent our connection with it and with each other.”
Michaelle Jean
On Occasion of the Falla 2007
Montreal, Saturday, August 25, 2007
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“You are a driving force in Canada, full of promise and a guarantee for a better world. With further learning and education, each and every one of you can reach your highest potential and make your wildest dreams come true. I have complete confidence that your daring and willingness to act will give you the means to do so."
Michaëlle Jean
On Occasion of  International Youth Day, August 12, 2007

 

Visit to Brazil

Governor General’s State Visit to Brazil
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Speeches and Photo Gallery
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A World of Possibilities
“A World of Possibilities"

Canada Day Celebration

“You have the ability to look at the world with fresh eyes. Do not set yourselves any limits. Dream big. Be daring. Act.”

Michaëlle Jean
Speech on the Occasion of the Canada Day Celebration
Ottawa, Sunday, July 1st, 2007
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Multiculturalism

Message from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on the occasion of the Canadian Multiculturalism Day - June 27, 2007

June 27, 2007
“Canadian Multiculturalism Day is even more meaningful this year as we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Citizenship Act. Since it came into force on January 3, 1947, more than six million people from all around the world have come to Canada to explore new possibilities or, like my family and me, to start a new life, far from terror. They have found here the ideal of a society in which all citizens enjoy equal rights.

In Canada, we can explore opportunity’s many faces and enrich society with our unique contribution. Our country is the sum of our experience, our heritage, and our perspective of the world rather than the sum of our differences. This gives us strength and guarantees a promising future. 

While conflict continues to divide entire populations in many areas of the world, it is important that we seize every possible opportunity and promote dialogue, exchange and sharing between our many cultures. May this day be a celebration of our diversity, which is not only a source of enrichment, but a message of hope for humanity.” 

Michaëlle Jean
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National Aboriginal Day

“The extraordinary respect that you show for the land, traditions, your cultures and languages—for all of creation itself—is an important lesson for all of humanity.”

Michaëlle Jean
Speech on the Occasion of National Aboriginal Day
Whitehorse, Thursday, June 21, 2007
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Zodiac
“At long last, the days of endless Sun have replaced those of
endless night!”

Michaëlle Jean
On Occasion of National Aboriginal Day
Whitehorse, Yukon, June 21, 2007
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Official Arrival in Yukon

“This woman helps awaken our desire to conquer feelings of helplessness, indifference and despair.  This woman standing before us today is a radiant model in these days of the Endless Sun!”

Michaelle Jean
On the Occasion of the Official Arrival in Yukon
Whitehorse, Sunday, June 17, 2007
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In the yukon

“But Yukon is so much more than a legend. It is a place where—if my impressions thus far are correct—solidarity is a way of life.  Solidarity between the Aboriginal people, who were the first to share the spirit of this generous land with us, and the Anglophones and Francophones who have put down roots here.  You are extremely lucky to live in one of those rare parts of the world where Nature has been preserved in all its splendour and still has all its rights.”

Michaëlle Jean
Speech on the Occasion of a Dinner Hosted by the Premier of Yukon
Whitehorse, Sunday, June 17, 2007
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Habitat for Humanity

“Why put off until tomorrow, what we can do today.”

Michaelle Jean
On the Occasion of a Reception for International and Canadian Board Members of Habitat for Humanity
Rideau Hall, Wednesday, June 13, 2007
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Visit to remote communities of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation

“Young people are one of my priorities.  I want education to give our young people the freedom to make choices and to access opportunities that could help the entire country.  …..Young people are the reason I am standing before you today.”

Michaëlle Jean
Speech on the Occasion of a Visit to Mishkeegogamang
Mishkeegogamang, Ontario, Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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Visit to Wunnumin Lake

“(Your) legends are one of Canada’s greatest resources. They are the very first expressions of our collective imagination.  I want you to guard them closely and I would like every Canadian to have access to their wisdom and beauty.

Everywhere I go—within Canada and around the world—I will tell people about the legend that you have shared with me. I will tell them about the young people here who are determined to help their culture and community thrive.

Young people who want to face the future with confidence and who want to find a way to proudly take control of their own destinies.  Your efforts to maintain Aboriginal traditions, experiences and languages help enrich the lives of the entire population of Canada and are a symbol of hope for people all over the world, people who, like you, are working hard to preserve their culture.”

Michaëlle Jean
On the Occasion of a Visit to Wunnumin Lake
Wunnumin Lake, Ontario, Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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Earth

“Everywhere I have been, from State visits to official visits, people have told me that Canada inspires them and that it is a model in many regards. I have also been told me how easy it is to have a relationship with Canada because of our spirit of openness and reciprocity.”
Michaelle Jean

On the Occasion of a Reception for the Outgoing Canadian
Heads of Mission, Rideau Hall, Thursday, June 7, 2007
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Opera Under the Stars

“I enjoy the diversity of cultures that contribute to the energy of the city. Our capital is home to the world and also welcomes it with open arms.  …. It is a city that mixes cultures on a daily basis and knows how to benefit from it. In Ottawa, diversity is a way of thinking and of living.”
Michaelle Jean

On Occasion of the Opera Under the Stars concert Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Choice of the Capital
Ottawa, Friday, May 29, 2007
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25th Anniversary of Canadian rights and Freedoms

“I can think of no issue more urgent than that of stopping violence against our young people, no matter what form it takes.”
- Michaelle Jean

Third International Conference on Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
London, Ontario, May 9, 2007
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New Brunswick Visit

“But the woman who stands before you believes that the right of all women to be protected against oppression, discrimination and violence is a fundamental right”
- Michaelle Jean

On the Occasion of a Discussion with Practitioners of Family Violence Prevention
Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 16, 2007
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“Nowadays-when it is more than ever to handle this blue planet of ours with care, to protect its ecosystems, and to do everything we can to ensure its survival, as well as our own-Aboriginal wisdom is a great source of inspiration for us and for people all over the world.”
- Michaelle Jean

On the Occasion of Official Arrival at the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 15, 2007
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“Education is not a privilege. …….. Education is a promise of Freedom”
- Michaelle Jean

On the Occasion of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’ Wrap-up Session
Montreal, Quebec, May 29, 2007
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25th Anniversary of Canadian rights and Freedoms

Canadian Rights and Freedoms: 25th Anniversary
It is now more than ever that we must answer the cries of vulnerable groups seeking full access to justice.
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Governor General Caring Award
In this age of multiplying solitudes, we must rekindle hope on a daily basis and fight the feeling of helplessness that leads to despair and indifference.
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Citizens Voices honoured
Citizens Voices honoured at 2007 Webby Awards

Governor General

“I want you to tell me how we can build the kind of society where everyone has an equal opportunity to flourish”
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Student Forum Photo Gallery
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Governor General’s Vision of a New Africa
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Governor General State Visit to Africa – Photo Gallery
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Governor General State Visit to Africa – Speeches
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Governor General Pilgrimage to “The Door of No Return”
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Governor General Message on the occasion of  the International Day for the Elimination of  Racial Discrimination, March 21, 2007
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Abolition of Slave Trade

Since 1989, millions of Canadians have marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, March 21st has a special significance as the international community has chosen 2007 to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. On this occasion, the Governor General invites you to pursue a dialogue around abolition and the elimination of racial discrimination and to express your views on the best strategies to eradicate racism.

Governor General in Native Blanket
Governor General in Native Blanket

Governor General on the Gangway of the plane
Governor General on the Gangway of the plane

Governor General with Councillors in Halifax
Governor General with Councillors in Halifax

Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall
Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall

Received High Commissioner-designate of Republic of Kenya
Received High Commissioner-designate of Republic of Kenya

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