governor general


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governor general

1. the representative of the Crown in a dominion of the Commonwealth or a British colony; vicegerent
2. Brit a governor with jurisdiction or precedence over other governors
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They appear to favour a majoritarian view of parliamentary democracy that affords the Prime Minister supreme discretion and leaves the Governor General little to no recourse, even where advice by the Prime Minister is viewed as problematic.
The governor general of New Zealand asked the ambassador to convey his greetings and appreciation to His Majesty.
Canadians observe the public manifestation of the Crown largely through the acts of the Governor General and Lieutenant-Governors.
Under Canadian practice, if a prime minister has an established record of parliamentary support, his or her advice to the governor general to dissolve is accepted if and when it is offered.
On the first matter, at stake are the circumstances necessary for the governor general to consider using her reserve powers to refuse the advice of the prime minister, most importantly in relation to the early dissolution (or suspension) of Parliament, especially when there are doubts about the government's ability to command a majority in the House of Commons.
Concern over how party politics might affect the model of responsible parliamentary government was raised by the Governor General of the United Province of Canada shortly before it was granted in 1848.
The governor general visited the King's Daughters Bicycle Workshop in Katutura, a NGO project run by a young Australian citizen, which takes donated second hand bicycles and trains underprivileged Namibians to repair and rebuild them to provide transport for remote area villages as bicycle ambulances.
Health and social personnel were named to the Order of Canada by Governor General Michaelle Jean.
THERE WERE times in Adrienne Clarkson's life as governor general that people whom she did not know and who were dying would request that she visit them.
After initial qualms over her past Quebec sovereigntist sympathies, the general media consensus seems to be that the PM's gamble has paid off and, according to a Toronto Star columnist, "This is a governor general who will be hard to dislike or dismiss" (Chantal Hebert, September 28, 2005).
The selection of Haitian immigrant Michaelle Jean as governor general of Canada has fast-forwarded the need to do the thinking required for an eventuality that will happen in its own time: the appointment of an Aboriginal governor general.
Kitts-Nevis Labor Party Government in the Speech from the Throne, Governor General Dr.

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