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Canada Gazette

Part I

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010

Proclamation Announcing the Appointment of the Governor General

CANADA

By His Excellency the Right Honourable David L. Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

TO ALL TO WHOM these Presents shall come,

GREETING:

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by Commission under the Great Seal of Canada bearing date the third day of September, in the year of Our Lord two thousand and ten, was graciously pleased to appoint me to be, during the Royal Pleasure, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada, and further, in and by that Commission, authorized, empowered and commanded me to exercise and perform all and singular the powers and directions contained in Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Canada, bearing date the eighth day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-seven constituting the Office of Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada and in any other Letters Patent adding to, amending or substituted for the same.

AND WHEREAS, in accordance with these Letters Patent, I have caused the Commission under the Great Seal of Canada appointing me to be, during the Royal Pleasure, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada to be read and published with all due solemnity in the presence of the Chief Justice or other Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and of Members of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, and have taken the Oaths prescribed by those Letters Patent.

NOW, THEREFORE, KNOW YOU that I have thought fit to issue this Proclamation in order to make known Her Majesty’s appointment and to make known that I have entered upon the duties of the Office of Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada.

AND I DO HEREBY require and command that all and singular Her Majesty’s Officers and Ministers in Canada do continue in the execution of their several and respective offices, places and employments, and that Her Majesty’s loving subjects and all others whom these Presents may concern do take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

GIVEN under my Hand and Seal of Office at Ottawa, this first day of October in the year of Our Lord two thousand and ten and in the fifty-ninth year of Her Majesty’s Reign.

DAVID L. JOHNSTON

[Privy Seal]

 

ELIZABETH R.

[Great Seal of Canada]

CANADA

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TONY CLEMENT

Registrar General of Canada

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved

DAVID L. JOHNSTON

GREETING:

We do, by this Our present Commission under Our Great Seal of Canada, appoint you, David L. Johnston, to be, during Our Pleasure, Our Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada, with all the powers, rights, privileges and advantages belonging or appertaining to the office.

And We do hereby authorize, empower and command you, as Our representative, to exercise and perform all and singular the powers and directions contained in certain letters patent under Our Great Seal of Canada, bearing date the eighth day of September, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-seven, constituting the Office of Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada, or in any other letters patent adding to, amending or substituted for the same.

And further We do hereby appoint that, so soon as you shall have taken the prescribed oaths and have entered upon the duties of your Office, this Our present Commission shall come into effect.

And We do hereby command all and singular Our officers, ministers and loving subjects in Canada, and all others whom these presents may concern, to take due notice hereof and to give their ready obedience accordingly.

Given under Our Royal Hand and under Our Great Seal of Canada, this third day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and ten and in the fifty-ninth year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty’s Command

STEPHEN HARPER

Prime Minister of Canada