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Former astronaut Julie Payette named Canada’s next governor-general

Montreal (dpa) – Former astronaut Julie Payette will become Canada’s next governor-general, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. The 53-year-old French-Canadian will succeed David Johnston as Canada’s 29th governor-general when his term expires in September, Trudeau said as he presented Payette to the media on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Trudeau praised Payette’s pioneering work for the…

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