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Incoming governor general Mary Simon has virtual audience with Queen Elizabeth

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WATCH ABOVE: Canada’s incoming governor general Mary Simon has had her first audience with the Queen as she met virtually with her on Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. – Jul 23, 2021

Canada’s incoming governor general has had her first audience with the Queen.

Mary Simon will be sworn in as the representative of the sovereign in Canada on Monday.

The Queen and Simon met virtually on Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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During the meeting, the Queen invested Simon as an extraordinary companion of the Order of Canada, an extraordinary commander of the Order of Military Merit and a commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

Simon, who was born in the Nunavik village of Kangiqsualujjuaq, will be Canada’s first Indigenous governor general.

The post has been empty since January, when former governor general Julie Payette abruptly resigned.

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