January 21 Canadian female Governor Payette announced her resignation in Ottawa on the evening of the 21st. Under relevant Canadian law, Richard Wagner, the Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of Canada, will act as Governor-General.
“I’m sorry for the tensions that have arisen in the Governor’s Office over the past few months,” Payette said in his resignation statement.
According to many Canadian media reports, in July last year, several staff of the Governor General’s Office revealed to the media that Payette repeatedly insulted the Governor’s Office staff for work problems, causing more than a dozen people to resign.
Subsequently, the Federal Privy Council of Canada launched an independent investigation.
At present, an independent investigation into Payette’s allegations of insulting the staff of the Governor’s Office have been completed, and the results of the investigation are extremely “destructive and disturbing”.
Payette, 57 years old, became Governor-General of Canada in October 2017.
She is also the first female astronaut in Canada, and has entered space twice.
Canada is a Commonwealth country. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state of Canada.
The Governor-General of Canada is the Permanent Representative of the Queen.
He is recommended by the Prime Minister and appointed by the Queen for a term of five years.