Slideshow: Mary Simon in Kangiqsualujjuaq

Governor general returned to community she first lived in after four years away

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon square-danced with Kangiqsualujjuaq residents at the end of her visit to the community she first called home. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

By Jeff Pelletier - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon spent Tuesday visiting community organizations and the residents of Kangiqsualujjuaq — the Nunavik community on the coast of Ungava Bay her father, Bob May, helped established shortly after she was born.

Accompanied by her husband Whit Fraser and a small entourage of staff and security, Simon was welcomed to the community with hugs from old friends and family, before a busy day of meetings and community gatherings.

She was set to continue her Nunavik tour in Kangiqsujuaq Wednesday before her staff cancelled the trip over weather issues. Simon’s tour is set to continue Thursday with a full day in Inukjuak, then wrap up Friday in Kuujjuaq.

  • Gov. Gen. Mary Simon shakes hands with Canadian Rangers after stepping off the plane at the airport in Kangiqsualujjuaq. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)
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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Every move you make, I’ll be watching you on

    Geez… Poor Mary, can’t do a thing with out the Paparazzi snapping a shot and running a story about it.

    • Posted by Nature of her position on

      It’s must be intimidating to have cameras and news seekers around you all day long, but I’m sure she’s handling it well. After all it goes with the lights of being in such a position. And she’s not living under a rock or in a cave, she’s out in the world. Just look up the role and the reality of being in that role as Governor General.

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