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PHOTOS: GG says goodbye with ceremonial cornerstone, tree planting

Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Sharon Johnston wrapped up their seven-year mandate on Thursday with a slew of official activities. The Johnstons began the day by laying a cornerstone at the new visitor centre on Parliament Hill, to “underline the importance of public education about our national institutions and to mark the construction of the first new building on Parliament Hill in over a century,” said a news release from Rideau Hall. ...