with the Governor General
from Wednesday, September 27th 2006
Welcome to www.citizenvoices.gg.ca
This site is for you. It is a place of dialogue. Forums, blogs, chatâ€”join in and share your concerns, your ideas, your experiences, and your achievements. Talk with other Internet users across the country.
Every day, as I meet with citizens across Canada and around the world, I am witness not only to terrible hardships but also to extremely positive initiatives. I want to share with you all that I have seen and heard. I hope to tell you about the women, men and young people who are working to make this a better world. I hope that this site will bring people together and break down the solitudes that separate us.
Thursday, 28. September 2006
First Live Chat
Yesterday was a very special day for me. Exactly one year ago, on September 27, 2005, I became Canada’s 27th governor general. Since then, I have travelled from coast to coast to coast, visiting 8 provinces, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. I always told myself that I needed to find a way to continue the dialogues begun, to share the ideas and initiatives I had seen along the way. And what I heard everywhere I went was an overwhelming desire from Canadians to connect with one another, right across this country.