Canadian Armed Forces Change-of-Command Ceremony – January 14, 2021

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Canadian Armed Forces Change-of-Command Ceremony – January 14, 2021

In a virtual ceremony, command of the Canadian Armed Forces is transferred from General Jonathan Vance, the outgoing chief of the defence staff, to Vice-Admiral Art McDonald. Governor General Julie Payette, Canada’s commander-in-chief, presides over the ceremony, during which McDonald is also promoted to the rank of admiral. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Associate Defence Minister Laurence MacAulay are among those in attendance. (no interpretation)