Anglican named new governor general

David Johnston, Canada's Governor General designate, meets Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Toronto on July 5. Photo: Jason Ransom / Prime Minister's Office
David Johnston, Canada's Governor General designate, meets Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Toronto on July 5. Photo: Jason Ransom / Prime Minister's Office
By on September 1, 2010

Canada’s next governor general, David Johnston, is a respected academic and lawyer. He is also Anglican.

Currently the president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, Johnston will succeed Governor General Michaelle Jean when her term ends on Oct. 1.

“David Johnston represents the best of Canada,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a statement.

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