David Johnston

It's Official: Trudeau To Become Prime Minister Wednesday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Governor General's office has made it official: David Johnston will preside over the swearing in of the new Trudeau government next Wed...

Governor General's Flight Cost $175K

CBC | Kathleen Harris, CBC News | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

The January flight to send Gov. Gen. David Johnston to Saudi Arabia to offer Canada's condolences for the death of King Abdullah cost taxpayers $175,0...

Governor General Asked To Weigh In On Senate Controversy

CBC | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Politics

The governor general is being asked to weigh in on the controversy over Senate residency requirements and whether the current appointment process meet...

Harper, David Johnston Welcome Birth Of Princess Of Cambridge

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Gov. Gen. David Johnston are welcoming the birth of a princess in London.Royal officials say the Duke and ...

Harper Extends Governor General's Term By 2 Years

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Gov. Gen. David Johnston's term of office has been extended to September 2017, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday.Johnston was appoin...

The Governor General's Ice Bucket Challenge Just Warmed Our Hearts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Politics

We've seen several ALS Ice Bucket Challenges over the past few weeks. They have been weird, sexy, cute and hilarious. But few have been as heartwar...

WATCH: David Johnston's New Year Message

CBC | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Politics

The Governor General tells Canadians to "discover their giving moment" in his New Year's address to the country. "We all have ...

Governor General Calls For Greater Responsibility To Canadian Forces

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's commander-in-chief is calling for greater responsibility toward Canadian Forces members in a special holiday message to the families...

10 Policies That Need to Be Addressed in the Throne Speech

Daniel Dickin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

On Wednesday at 4:30pm EST, Governor General David Johnston will take a seat in the Senate and begin reading the Speech from the Throne to officially open the second session of Canada's 41st Parliament. These are the top 10 policies that need to be addressed.

Senate Reform? Not Now, Insiders Say

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The disgraced Senate will serve as a backdrop for next week's throne speech and is bound to dominate debate during the fall sitting of Parlia...

Welcome To Toronto, Prince Philip

CBC | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada

Prince Philip has arrived in Toronto to take part in the city's festivities commemorating the War of 1812. The Duke of Edinburgh was welc...

University Of Toronto Prof Gets Top Prize

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - A Toronto researcher with a million-dollar question has been awarded the country's highest science research honour.Stephen Cook, a University...

Why His Presence Is Such A Big Deal

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The insistence of some native leaders that Gov. Gen. David Johnston take part in their meetings with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and govern...

Governor General To Meet First Nations Leaders

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The plans for Stephen Harper's high-stakes meeting with First Nations leaders on Friday are awash in confusion.After a week of frenetic meeti...

Five People Who Have Merit

Michael H. Wilson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Impact
Michael H. Wilson

2013-01-09-Meritbanner.jpg When I use the word "merit", I think of excellence, laudability, high achievement, well-deserved, praiseworthy and well-earned, sometimes in the face of daunting circumstances. Let me apply it to people who have had a great impact on my life and whose achievements MERIT the use of the word!

Spence Pulls Out Of Meeting With Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence abruptly changed her mind Wednesday, refusing to attend Friday's hard-won First Nations meetings with the f...

She Won't Go

CBC | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Politics

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence says she won't attend Friday's "working meeting" between First Nations chiefs and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, bec...

Governor General Won't Show

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Governor General won't attend this Friday's meeting with the prime minister and First Nations leaders.A spokesman for David Johnston says...

The Cup Back In Canada? Don't Make Him Laugh

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada

ST-HUBERT, Que. - The Stanley Cup may have been created by the office of Canada's governor general — but don't count on the current office-holder to...

Former PM's Tarnished Star Still Shines

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A dark sedan drawing up to the front doors of Parliament Hill doesn't usually stir the interest of the ever-present tourists lounging on the ...

Governor General Marks Anniversary Of Vimy Ridge

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When Gov. Gen. David Johnston talks about history, his eyes light up and his face becomes animated as the teacher within him comes to the for...

GG Lays Down The Law On Hockey Fights

CBC | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

The recent rash of injuries in professional hockey has caught the attention of Gov. Gen. David Johnston, who says that fighting — like ...

VIDEO: Governor General's New Year's Message

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Gov. Gen. David Johnston has called on Canadians to continue to show generosity toward one another, saying the gift of giving is ingrained in...

Special Holiday Visit For Canadian Troops

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadians stationed overseas received a special visit over Christmas.The governor general spent the holidays visiting Canadian soldiers and c...

Astronaut To Bring Governor General's Mascot To Space Station

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada

LONGUEUIL, Que. - Canada's Governor General is sending an image of a mascot into space in order to promote a project closer to home.David Johnston wil...