Congratulations to David Johnston on his appointment as the new Governor-General of Canada. I know Canada will be served well by his contributions to our country and abroad. David and I sat on the Board of the Neuroscience National Centre of Excellence together and I greatly admire and respect his character and leadership skills. Michaëlle Jean should be commended for her exceptional leadership over the past five years. I truly enjoyed working with her during the 2010 Winter Games and wish her the best in her new role with the United Nations.
July 8, 2010