Statement on the Appointment of the Governor General

Steinbach, MB – Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher, issued the following statement on the appointment of Mary Simon as Canada’s new Governor General:

“I want to extend my congratulations to Mary Simon on her appointment as Canada’s 30th Governor General.

“As Governor General, Ms. Simon will be the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in Canada. She will carry out important constitutional responsibilities, serve as commander-in-chief, and represent Canada both at home and around the world. Crucially, she will also play a role in bringing all Canadians together.

“Ms. Simon brings considerable experience to Rideau Hall. She has served in leadership positions in Inuit organizations, as the first Canadian Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs, and as the Ambassador of Canada to Denmark. She is also the founder of the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation.

“I wish her success as she serves.”