As­tro­naut to be gov­er­nor gen­eral

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau will name retired as­tro­naut Julie Payette as the next gov­er­nor gen­eral, the act­ing head of state and Queen El­iz­a­beth’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Canada, me­dia out­lets re­ported on Wed­nes­day. Payette, 53, would re­place out­go­ing Gov­er­nor Gen­eral David John­ston, 76, whose term is set to ex­pire in Septem­ber after nearly seven years in of­fice.

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