His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present his latest book, The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation, at the University of Waterloo this week. A conversation and book signing with the Governor General will take place at the new Hagey Hub, in the Hagey Hall addition, on Friday, October 21, 2016, at 5 p.m.
The book is a spirited and inspiring exploration of the moments, virtues, habits and decisions that have made Canada unique in the world. Written as a series of letters to characters and individuals living and dead, eminent and unknown, the book is a record of the social forces that have shaped, consumed and inspired the author to think of Canada as an idea long worthy of expression and now searching for refinement.
The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation will be available for purchase at the event. Please register to reserve seating. Members of the media must confirm attendance in advance with media contact below. Free parking is available in Lot H.