July 26 2021 12:28pm

Mary Simon thanks the Queen, family and military in 1st speech as new governor general

Mary Simon was sworn in as Canada’s 30th governor general and as the 1st Indigenous person to hold the role on Monday. She offered her “heartful gratitude” to the Queen while also thanking her family for their support. Simon said she was “honoured” to take on the role of “Commander and Chief of Canada.”

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