Three titles in the Canadian leadership series, The Prime Miniers of Canada, Native Leaders of Canada, and The Governors General of Canada are now available.
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BOOK LAUNCH: The Governors General of Canada - April 17, 2013
Desmarais Building, University of Ottawa
The official launch of The Governors General of Canada took place in Ottawa on April 17, 2013. The event was organized jointly by New Federation House and the University of Ottawa, and took place in the presence of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
In attendance were a host of dignitaries including The Honourable Justice Richard Wagner of the Supreme Court of Canada, His Honour Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa, several Ambassadors, Members of Parliament and Senators, and a number of University professors and students.
Allan Rock, President and Vice Rector of the University of Ottawa welcomed the participants and offered opening remarks. He was followed by the Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate, who addressed the gathering and introduced the Governor General.
His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada delivered formal remarks.
He was followed by Kevin S. MacLeod, Canadian Secretary to the Queen, who delivered a few words on behalf of the sovereign.
Jean Chevrier, President of New Federation House, thanked the honoured guests and several of the historians who contributed to the book for their participation, and presented the directors of New Federation House in celebration of the organization’s 25th anniversary. Gerald Gummersell, New Federation House Director, delivers thanks to His Excellency the Governor General and the attending guests and dignitaries.
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.