Governor General Presided Over the Swearing-In Ceremony of the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, and his Cabinet
OTTAWA—Today at Rideau Hall, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the swearing-in ceremony of the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister and the 30 members of the 29th Canadian ministry.
Shortly before the swearing-in ceremony, the Governor General met with the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, who formally resigned as prime minister of Canada.
Mr. Harper had already signalled his intention to resign as prime minister, when he met the Governor General on October 20, one day after the general election. Later that day, the Governor General met with Mr. Trudeau and invited him to serve as prime minister and to form a government.