Mr. Roland Michener, 66-year-old Canadian High Commissioner to India, is to be the new Governor-General?
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TRANSCRIPT SEQUENCE 2: MICHENER: Naturally, we are very happy that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second of Canada has so greatly honoured us by asking me to become her representative in Canada. Furthermore, we are deeply appreciative of the confidence reposed in us by the Prime Minister and government of Canada in nominating me to be the Governor-General and in trusting my wife and me with the important and exacting responsibilities which will be ours, particularly at this time in our centennial, when all the world will be coming to our shores. To my friends in Quebec, I should like to say that I shall be looking forward with great happiness to the pleasure of living among them for a time each year at the Citadel. From there, my wife and I shall be able to look down the river to the Isled 'Orleans where we have spent many happy days. We look forward in due course to visiting all of Canada, not forgetting Alberta where I was born and raised; Manitoba, my wife's birthplace; and British Columbia, her former home; as well as Ontario, the centre of my professional and public career.
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Background: Mr. Roland Michener, 66-year-old Canadian High Commissioner to India, is to be the new Governor-General of Canada. He succeeds General Georges Vanier, who died last month after eight years in office.
Mr. Michener has been High Commissioner in New Delhi since 1964.
The Governor-General was formerly Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons from 1957 to 1962. He is the twentieth person to hold the post and only the third Canadian.
Mr. Michener was educated at Alberta University and at Oxford, England. He practised as a barrister and was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1953 as a Progressive Conservative.
Yesterday, at his office in New Delhi, Mr. Michener spoke about his appointment, which was announced as simultaneously in London and Ottawa..