His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston will attend a Worship Service launching St. Andrew’s Canada 150 programming and acknowledging the Church’s historic ties to Rideau Hall.
On October 1, 2010, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston was sworn in as the 28thgovernor general since Confederation. His motto, CONTEMPLARE MELIORA, meaning “To envisage a better world,” refers to his belief in the abilities of all Canadians to imagine and create a smarter, more caring nation and contribute to a fairer, more just world. The motto appears on His Excellency’s coat of arms along with a crest, arms and supporters reflecting the priorities of his mandate. In the Governor General’s view, a smart nation is one that learns from the past, embraces the future and looks to the world with confidence and respect, while a caring nation recognizes that the measure of any society’s success lies in its ability to help others, particularly the vulnerable and marginalized among us.