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