Newspaper article The Canadian Press

First Visit to Saskatchewan: Gov. Gen. Payette Calls Her Job a Great Privilege

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

First Visit to Saskatchewan: Gov. Gen. Payette Calls Her Job a Great Privilege

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Governor General calls her job a great privilege

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REGINA - Julie Payette is making her first official visit to Saskatchewan more than a year after taking office and says being Canada's Governor General is a great privilege.

There have been questions about Payette's work ethic and she has faced criticism recently for how she has approached her role as the Queen's representative.

But, when asked about the barbs in Regina, she invited her critics to spend a few days in her office and see what it is like.

The Governor General arrived at the provincial legislature to a 21-gun salute and shook hands with Premier Scott Moe.

On Friday, she is to tour a Canadian Forces Base in Moose Jaw, the same base where the former astronaut obtained her military pilot captaincy on a Snowbird jet in the 1990s. …

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