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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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Patrick Monahan supports the decision taken by the Governor General to grant the prorogation while Andrew Heard does not.
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.
After a hard electoral battle, Paul Martin exited the office of prime minister gracefully and decisively and in the process made life simple for Governor General Jean, the guardian of the constitutional order, who was new to her office.
The essays deal principally with three matters: the duties and constitutionality of the actions of the governor general and the prime minister; the general attitude of recent minority governments towards the requirements of responsible government, including the Conservative government's promotion of such elements of populist democracy as fixed election dates and proposals for an elected Senate; and the management of minority governments, together with the need for openness towards the creation of coalitions.
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.
* The governor general's secondary residence is also an historic military site.
To fail to do so would mean he would in effect become a Governor General over our democracy in Wales.'
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.
Ottawa -- Much has been made of Paul Martin's choice of Haitian-born journalist Michaelle Jean, as Canada's new Governor General. 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.
As Governor General, I have been witness to the truth of another

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