The Governor-General, who was supposed to be going to Beijing to represent Canada at the Paralympics on September 6th, is now staying home:
"Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to Represent Canada at the Paralympic Games Opening CeremonyBOOM! Election time!
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Honour the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will represent Canada at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, to be held on September 6, 2008.
The Lieutenant Governor will travel to China instead of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada."