The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (Office of Protocol) presents its compliments to Their Excellencies the Heads of Diplomatic Missions and notified Chargés d’affaires, a.i. accredited to Canada and has the honour to provide information pertaining to the appointment of a new Governor General of Canada and to the transition period.
The new Governor General of Canada will be installed on October 1st, 2010. Missions who wish to send written congratulatory letters to the Governor General designate shall direct them to the Department of Heritage Canada, to the attention of Mrs. Sylvie Gervais, Acting Director, Major Events and Celebrations, State Ceremonial and Corporate Events, 15 Eddy Street, Room 11-1, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0M5.
Heads of Missions who will not have presented their Letters of Credence and Recall prior to the installation date will soon be provided with further instructions as to how the letters must be addressed. This information is intended for planning purposes and further details will be made available soon.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (Office of Protocol) avails itself of this opportunity to renew to Their Excellencies the Heads of Diplomatic Missions and notified Chargés d’sffaires, a.i. accredited to Canada, the assurances of its highest consideration.
OTTAWA, July 19, 2010