List of Governors General of Canada
The following is a list of the Governors and Governor General of Canada and the previous territories and colonies that now make up the country. For the governors of New France see: Governor of New France.
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Governors from the Conquest to the union of the Canadas
(*) Lord Gosford resigned in November 1837 during the Patriotes Rebellion. Colborne was raised to commander in chief of British forces and acting governor-general to put down the 1837 Rebellions and restore order in both Upper Canada and Lower Canada. He remained in place until Lord Durham's arrival.
Governors General of the Province of Canada
(*) As Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Duff was technically the first Canadian to serve as Governor General, though he only did so in an acting capacity for a few months following Lord Tweedsmuir's death.
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