Governor General Mary Simon signs the Queen’s condolence book By David Fraser, Mia Rabson and Marie-Danielle Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS Gov. Gen. Mary Simon, the British monarch’s representative in Canada, said in a televised statement Thursday evening that the late Queen was fond of Canada and considered this country to be her “second home.” “Her Majesty cared about people, about our well-being. This was clear every time we spoke. She cared about Canada, and all the unique stories that make up our beautiful country,” Simon said at Rideau Hall, her official residence in Ottawa. The first Indigenous Governor General also included comments in Inuktitut, adding to the words of remembrance being spoken “in countless languages around the world.” She said the Queen, who died at 96 earlier on Thursday, had
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