Liberal government kicks off new process to choose a governor general

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The federal government has unveiled its new process to select a governor general to succeed Julie Payette, who resigned earlier this year in the wake of a workplace review that found she presided over a “toxic” and “poisoned” workplace. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced the creation of a new advisory board — chaired by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc and the country’s top bureaucrat, interim Clerk of the Privy Council Janice Charette — which will draw up a short list of candidates to take on the vice-regal position. “Recognizing the unique nature of the situation and understanding that the position of governor general needs to be filled on an expedited basis, the members of the advisory group have agreed to work quickly,” LeBlanc said in a media statement.

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