Former PMs, Canadian celebrities to attend queen’s funeral in London

OTTAWA — Canada will send 15 delegates to the Queen’s state funeral in London, England, on Monday, while celebrities will take part in a procession of recipients of national honors. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Governor General.

OTTAWA — Canada will send 15 delegates to the Queen’s state funeral in London, England, on Monday, while celebrities will take part in a procession of recipients of national honors.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Governor General Mary Simon and their spouses are leading the Canadian delegation, which will include former Governors General Michaëlle Jean and David Johnston as well as former Prime Ministers Kim Campbell, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper.

They will be joined at Westminster Abbey by Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed, Métis National Council President Cassidy Caron and Clerk of the Privy Council, Janice Charette, and Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. , Ralph Goodale.

Meanwhile, former Olympian Mark Tewksbury, musician Gregory Charles, actress Sandra Oh and decorated Coast Guard Cutter Leslie Arthur Palmer will take part in the procession.

Monday’s funeral is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. local time, or 6 a.m. ET.

In Ottawa, a national memorial service Monday at Christ Church Cathedral will bring together former prime ministers Brian Mulroney and Joe Clark.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 15, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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