David Johnston to become new Governor General

Academic to replace Michaëlle Jean

Tomorrow, it’s expected that David Johnston will be officially announced as the new governor general of Canada. University of Waterloo president and constitutional academic, 69-year-old Johnston was long rumored to be the top candidate for the post. He acquired his extensive constitutional knowledge after studying at Harvard, Cambridge and Queen’s University. He is known for being non-partisan when working with the government; most recently he worked to provide terms of reference for the Oliphant inquiry. He will replace Michaëlle Jean when her term ends in September.

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