The significance of Canada's new Governor General

10/3: Canada Covered

15-07-2021 • 18 mins

After the controversy-plagued tenure of Julie Payette, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Mary Simon will be Canada’s next Governor General.    Our country’s first Indigenous vice-regal comes with an impressive diplomatic resume and extensive experience as a First Nations advocate. And it comes as Canada is reckoning with reconciliation.    National Post political reporter Chris Nardi joins Dave to discuss the significance of the appointment, how Simon feels coming into the role, and the challenge of restoring public confidence after the Payette scandal.    Background reading: Mary Simon achieves historic milestone as first Indigenous Governor General of Canada    New Governor General proved the elder Trudeau wrong  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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