Former astronaut Julie Payette to be next governor general: CBC report

Former astronaut Julie Payette is reported to be the next governor general.

The 53-year-old Montreal native will be introduced Thursday as the Queen’s new representative, CBC News said.

“Oh my goodness, you know a lot more than I do,” Payette told a CBC reporter who tracked her down at a downtown Ottawa hotel.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make the announcement outside the doors of the Senate with Payette by his side.

Payette is a computer engineer who participated in...

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