Governor General of the Province of Canada

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The Governor General of the Province of Canada was the vice-regal post of the pre-Confederation Province of Canada that existed from 1840 to Canadian Confederation in 1867.

The post replaced the Governor General of New France and later Governor General of British North America, which had replaced that of Commander-in-Chief of British North America. With Confederation and the dissolution of the Province of Canada, a new post was created, that of Governor General of Canada.

During the duration seven individuals held this post, who were either colonial administrators of diplomats.


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