Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, invites you
to learn more about the history, roles, responsibilities and activities of the Governor General.
As you learn about this important role, Canada's history, political and social evolution come
to life. You will discover how the Governor General honours Canadians from every walk of life
and every region who make remarkable contributions to our country. Rideau Hall belongs to all
of us; it is our national home. Make plans to visit in person the next time you're in Ottawa.
So welcome home and welcome to our Web site. The door is open. We hope you stay awhile.