Governor General to lead African tour
Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean will conduct a five- country state visit to Africa between Nov. 19 and Dec. 11 at the request of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the prime minister announced yesterday. Ms. Jean will lead a delegation of distinguished Canadians to Al- geria, Mali, Ghana and South Africa, with a final stop in Morocco, he said. Those accompanying the Governor General were not identified. The trip is designed to build closer ties between Canada and African nations, Mr. Harper said.