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Governor General of Canada website

Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A1

Phone: (613) 993-8200
Toll-free: 800 465-6890
URL: www.gg.ca

The governor general presides over the swearing-in of the prime minister, the Chief Justice of Canada and cabinet ministers. One of the governor generals most important responsibilities is to ensure that Canada always has a prime minister and government in place. In the case of the death of a prime minister, it is the governor generals responsibility to ensure the continuity of government.