Michaëlle Jean PC CC CMM COM CD FRCPSC (hon) (born September 6, 1957) is a Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 27th since Canadian Confederation, from 2005 to 2010.
Jean was a refugeefrom Haiti—coming to Canada in 1968—and was raised in the town of Thetford Mines, Quebec. After receiving a number of university degrees, Jean worked as a journalist and broadcaster for Radio-Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), as well as undertaking charity work, mostly in the field of assisting victims of domestic violence. In 2005, she was appointed governor general by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on the recommendation of Prime Minister Paul Martin, to replace Adrienne Clarkson as vicereine, and she occupied the ...
Honoured Former governor general Michaëlle Jean will receive an honorary degree from the University of Guelph this week.
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The University of Guelph will present former governor general Michaëlle Jean with an honorary degree. Jean is one of five high-profile politicians, advocates and scientists the university will honour during winter convocation this week. Convocation runs Wednesday through Friday at War Memorial Hall. More than 900 degrees and diplomas will be presented during seven ceremonies. All honorary degree recipients ...
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... Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of National Aboriginal Day
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- One year after the Government of Canada delivered its official Statement of Apology to the former students of Indian residential schools, we have the opportunity on this National Aboriginal Day to celebrate reconciliation and to look to the future with confidence.The time has come to move beyond the injustices of the past and build a future together that history will show brought us together in respect, dignity, equality and solidarity. This is how we will break down the solitudes ...
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cbcnews.ca Last Updated: Monday, December 29, 2008 | 9:19 AM ET
While Canadians have reason to be hopeful as they look ahead to the future, there are considerable challenges for the country to overcome in the weeks and months ahead, Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean says.
Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean pointed to the economic and political crisis as causes of anxiety for many Canadians. (Canadian Press)In a holiday message posted on her website, the Governor General called on Canadians to be optimistic even though the economic downturn and recent parliamentary crisis have been cause for ...
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Kisses for the Michaëlle Jean Foundation
When my new husband (Dan Lucifora) and I started planning our wedding, one of the many decisions we had to make was what fun activity we would offer to our guests to make the bride and groom kiss! We received … Continuer à lire →
A Gift of Love Reaches out to Underserved Youth
Ottawa, December 6, 2012-Deborah Bayley and Dan Lucifora’s wedding turned into a special day for disadvantaged youth as the couple chose to ask their guests to donate to the Michaëlle Jean Foundation. Read their story here. (c) Melanie Rebane Photography
$10,000 for Canadian Youth to Make a Difference
OTTAWA–On March 8, 2013, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the TD Bank will launch the TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries, a new initiative offering up to $10,000 to underserved youth wanting to make a difference through the arts. In this, the … Continuer à lire →
Michaëlle Jean Foundation Co-Chair Honoured by the College of Family Physicians of Canada
Toronto, November 15, 2012—The Co-Founder and Co-President of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, was honoured today by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) as the recipient of the 2012 CFPC/Scotiabank Family Medicine Lectureship Award. … Continuer à lire →