CANADA: G.G. on the Job

A horse-drawn landau, preceded by 22 lance-bearing Royal Canadian Mounted Policemen, wheeled one afternoon last week through the gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. A guard of honor, red jackets snug in the nippy 25° wind, clicked to attention; half a mile away artillerymen fired off the first booming 105-mm shot of their 21-gun salute.

The form of the ceremony was nearly as old as Parliament itself, but the man so honored was new. Resplendent in his red-and-silver-trimmed black uniform, tall, courtly Governor General George Philias Vanier, 71, first French Canadian to serve as the Queen's Viceroy in Canada (TIME, Sept....

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