Thanks GG Jean

This is Governor General Michaëlle Jean’s last week in office. I think the legal community owes her a big thank you. How many ordinary Canadians knew what prorogation was before Her Excellency, Madame Jean had to deal so publicly with that question?

If you are in Ottawa this week, you have some opportunities to thank her in person, or at least as part of a crowd:

Tuesday, September 28

10 a.m.
Reopening of the National Capital Commission’s Greenhouses
Speech from Her Excellency
Rideau Hall

Reception Hosted by the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons
Speech from Her Excellency
Parliament of Canada
OPEN TO MEDIA—Opening remarks only.
Wednesday, September 29

1 p.m.
Military Parade by the Canadian Forces in Tribute to the Governor General
Speech from Her Excellency
Canadian War Museum
Thursday, September 30

3:30 p.m.
Tree Planting Ceremony Commemorating the End of the Mandate
Rideau Hall

Michaëlle Jean is the 27th Governor General of Canada. Visit the Canadian Heritage website to see what David Johnston, Governor General Designate has been doing to prepare for his new role as Her Majesty’s representative in Canada.


  1. Michaelle Jean did a great job as GG & Canada owes her a big Thank You. Good luck with UNESCO Take care & God Bless