Governor General of Canada

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

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Mary Simon and her husband Whit Fraser leave after the announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau that Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada's next governor general — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

Mary Simon, at the moment she’s needed most

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