Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Canada's first Canadian-born Governor General born 120 years ago today

With then-Governor General Vincent Massey at her side,
Queen Elizabeth II greets hockey legend Maurice Richard
in Ottawa in 1959.

Happy 120th birthday to The Rt. Hon. Vincent Massey (1887-1967), Canada's Governor General from 1952 to 1959. He was the first Canadian-born Governor General, a tradition that has continued to this day. It would be unthinkable to have it otherwise! There is even a street named for him here in Moncton, New Brunswick: Massey Avenue...

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