(Ottawa) Mary Simon became the new Governor General of Canada on Monday morning; Was the first indigenous representative to hold this position.
Twenty-one artillery shots praised the installation of the 30E Governor General.
All aspects of this type of event – musical performances, speeches, swearing-in – have to do with the intelligence imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thus, only 44 guests attended the Senate Chamber.To me Simon administered the oath of allegiance, the Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada the oath of office and the Keeper of Canada’s Great Impression.
Entering the Senate with the Inuit Drummer, mTo me Simon was greeted by a circle of First Nations drummers there.
Inside the Senate Chamber, a traditional lamp was lit throughout the ceremony.
Algonquin welcomes Elder Claudette Commando as the ceremony takes place in the uninterrupted territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe country.
Later, artist Elizabeth sang her song Arnak, meaning “woman” in Inuktitut.
Now swearing, omTo me Simon prepares to deliver a speech that emphasizes reconciliation and youth.
Mr. Trudeau appointed Mary Simon following Julie Payet, who resigned last January. OmTo me Simon Inuit is a community leader and former Canadian diplomat.
His inability to speak French provoked hundreds of complaints to the Commissioner of Official Languages, who decided to investigate the process that led to his appointment.