Canada’s delegation for Queen’s funeral announced

Canada will have a total of 15 delegates attending Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

The group includes celebrities and former prime ministers.

Justin Trudeau and Governor General Mary Simon will be joined by former prime ministers Stephen Harper, Paul Martin, Jean Chrétien, and Kim Campbell, as well as former governors general Michaëlle Jean and David Johnston will be in attendance. Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Natan Obed, and President of the Métis National Council Cassidy Caron, will also be part of the delegation.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was steadfast in her service to Canada, the Commonwealth, and its people. It is with a heavy heart, but deep appreciation, that we will come together to honour Her Majesty – whose lifetime of public service is an extraordinary example to us all,” Trudeau said in a statement.

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Meanwhile, taking part in a procession of recipients of national honours as a part of the funeral will be Order of Canada recipients, including actress Sandra Oh, Olympian Mark Tewksbury, and Quebec singer Gregory Charles.

The Queen’s state funeral in London is set for Monday. Following the funeral, there will be a national commemoration ceremony taking place in Ottawa, which will be attended by former prime ministers Brian Mulroney and Joe Clark. They will be joined by members of parliament and other dignitaries.

On Sept. 13, Trudeau announced Monday, Sep. 19, would be a federal holiday and national day of mourning in Canada.

The holiday will be for federal employees, with provincial and territorial governments making their own decisions for remaining workers.

Canadians were previously given a day off to mourn King George VI following his sudden death in 1952 — the last time a monarch passed away.

In addition to the commemoration ceremony, there will also be a military parade and gun salutes in Ottawa Monday.

CityNews will have full coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral in London on all platforms Monday.

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