Source: Prime Minister of Canada – MIL OSI
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will travel to Paris, France where she will lead a delegation and serve as Canada’s official representative at the service for former French President Jacques Chirac. The service will take place on September 30, 2019.
“Former President Jacques Chirac was a great statesman who served the people of France with distinction over the course of his extensive political career. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to the French people. On behalf of all Canadians, Her Excellency will pay respects to this great leader.”
- Jacques Chirac was the President of France from 1995 to 2007.
- Former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, and Ambassador of Canada to France, Isabelle Hudon, will be in attendance as members of the delegation.