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Governor General Julie Payette to make first official visit to Yukon Thursday

Canada's Governor General, Julie Payette, will make her first official visit to Yukon Thursday, stopping in Whitehorse to meet with territorial government officials and tour Yukon College's research centre.

Yukon is the final province or territory to receive an official visit from Payette

Governor General Julie Payette inspects troops with Joint Task Force North in Yellowknife during an official visit in November 2017. Payette will make her first official visit to the Yukon tomorrow. (Alex Brockman/CBC)

Canada's Governor General, Julie Payette, will make her first official visit to the Yukon Thursday, stopping in Whitehorse to meet with territorial government officials and tour Yukon College's research centre.

The Yukon is the only province or territory that Payette has not yet paid an official visit since she assumed the office over one year ago. She travelled to the Northwest Territories in November 2017, and to Nunavut in April of this year.

Payette will begin her visit Thursday morning with a meeting with Yukon's commissioner, Angélique Bernard, before an official welcoming ceremony with Premier Sandy Silver, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston and Bernard.

She will then meet with Silver before visiting Yukon College in the afternoon, touring the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining and the Yukon Research Centre Lab, according to a media release.

Clarifications

  • This story previously stated that Payette had broken an established tradition of Governors General visiting each province and territory in their first year. Though she did not visit each province and territory in her first year, several Governors General, including the two appointees before Payette, have not done so.
    Nov 29, 2018 5:20 PM CT