July 13 2017 5:56pm

The symbolism of Canadian governors general

Julie Payette’s appointment as Canada’s next governor general dovetails neatly with one of the Trudeau government’s priorities – to encourage women and girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. In that sense, the prime minister is following the example set by many of his predecessors. David Akin reports on the symbolism of appointments of governors general.

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