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He officially left the vice-regal position on Oct. 2 when Julie Payette was sworn in.
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David Johnston also said the monarchy is important for Canada's stability.
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David Johnston has held the post since 2010.
He made the comment on a CBC radio show.
David Johnston wants 2017 to be a a legacy year for Canada.
He's Canada's commander-in-chief.
David Johnston says Canada showed its true colours during the niqab debate and in its response to the Syrian refugee crisis.
He's in Washington to talk about innovation.
The chartered plane from Beirut carried about 214 refugees.
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The government also vows to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
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The leaders were quick to point out what Liberals left out of their throne speech.
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The throne speech mentioned a "nation-to-nation" relationship with the country's First Nations, Metis and Inuit.
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"Diversity is Canada's strength."
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David Johnston has issued a rallying cry to all Canadians.
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Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence says she won't attend Friday's "working meeting" between First Nations chiefs and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, because the presence of Gov. Gen. David Johnston is "...