Former astronaut Julie Payette will become Canada’s 29th governor general in September.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the widely-anticipated announcement official on Parliament Hill this afternoon, with Payette by his side.
Payette says the appointment is an honour both for her and her family and friends — some of whom are currently outside of our planet.
She expressed her sincere appreciation to the Queen and the prime minister for the confidence they are putting in her and for giving her quote — “the second chance to serve my country again.”
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