Adrienne Clarkson is the second woman to be appointed Governor General of Canada. Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s Head of State, appoints her on the recommendation of Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.
The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson served as the 26th Governor General of Canada from 1999 to 2005.
The television host, journalist, and writer was the first Canadian of Chinese origin to become the Crown’s representative.
Her appointment marks several firsts, including the absence of a military or political background.