The Liberal Indigenous Caucus issued the following statement on July 13, 2017
“The Liberal Indigenous Caucus welcomes the appointment of former astronaut Julie Payette to the position of Governor General of Canada.
The caucus feels that Ms. Payette will bring extensive experience and perspective to the role. She has long been a beacon of hard work and innovation in Canada and we look forward to working with her in her new role.
Ms. Payette has been an excellent representative of our country in the past, and her experience will bring a unique perspective of Canada and the world to the position of Governor General.
As Governor General Ms. Payette will play a very important role within the Canadian government. We look forward to working with her to advance our shared agenda of healing, reconciliation and progress for Canadians.”