Questions on Michaëlle Jean!

Answer the following questions of your choosing to learn more about Michaëlle Jean and how she impacted society!

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Michaëlle Jean immigrated to Canada in 1968. In 2005, she served as the Governor General of Canada until 2010. Michaëlle Jean is a former journalist and an advocate for protecting battered women. Jean is the first Haitian Canadian and black person to hold the office of the governor-general.


  1. Who is the Governor General of Canada and what is their role in the country?
  2. How is the Governor General of Canada chosen and what are the qualifications for this position?
  3. What are the main responsibilities of the Governor General of Canada?
  4. How does the Governor General represent the Queen and the Canadian government?
  5. How does the Governor General work with the Prime Minister and other government officials in Canada?
  6. What is the significance of the Governor General's residence in Canada?
  7. How does the Governor General promote and support cultural, social, and economic development in Canada?
  8. How does the Governor General engage with community and civic organizations in Canada?
  9. What is the history of the position of Governor General in Canada?
  10. How does the Governor General's role in Canada compare to that of other countries with similar constitutional monarchy systems?
  11. Why is it important for there to be laws to protect battered women?