Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 26, 2007 17:02 ET

Governor General Connects With Canadians on Live Chat

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2007) - Canadians are invited to join in a unique experience with the Governor General. On September 27, 2007, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean will host a live chat on www.citizenvoices.gg.ca (Citizen Voices). The day marks the site's first anniversary, as well as the second anniversary of the Governor General's installation. Youth organizations from Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver have mobilized members and organized events for the live chat on CitizenVoices.

From 7-8 p.m. (EST), Canadians will discuss this question: If you could change one thing, defend one cause, what would it be?

"I have been very busy these past two years, and had the great honour of going out and meeting with thousands of people all across the country. I have listened to them and spoken with them, and I have heard about their actions and experiences," blogged the Governor General today on Citizen Voices, inviting readers to join in the live chat.

Over the past year, Citizen Voices has provided Canadians with a platform to sound off on a variety of issues and topics, including citizen engagement, youth, women and the arts. Visitors have had the opportunity to read Her Excellency's blogs, exchange comments on forums, and even follow the Governor General as she concluded her official visits to Canadian provinces and territories and visited foreign countries. During State visits to African countries and to Brazil, the Governor General blogged about her experiences and members of the delegation contributed with daily dispatches. Viewers were also invited to tune in to live web casts of events and key speeches, as well as video blogs.

CitizenVoices was an official honouree of the 2007 Webby Awards.

Contact Information

  • Media information
    Rideau Hall Press Office
    Isabelle Serrurier
    613-998-7280
    or
    Press Secretary to the Governor General
    Marthe Blouin
    613-993-0397
    www.gg.ca
    www.citizenvoices.gg.ca