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Mary Simon

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Mary Jeannie May Simon (in Inuktitut syllabics: ᒥᐊᓕ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ; Inuktitut: Ningiukudluk; born August 21, 1947) is a Canadian civil servant, diplomat, and former broadcaster who has served as the 30th governor general of Canada since July 26, 2021. Simon is Inuk, making her the first Indigenous person to hold the office.Simon was born in Fort Severight (now Kangiqsualujjuaq), Quebec. She briefly worked as a producer and announcer for the CBC Northern Service in the 1970s before entering public service, serving on the board of the Northern Quebec Inuit Association and playing a key role in the Charlottetown Accord negotiations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Simon has received more than 995,297 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Mary Simon is the 11,067th most popular politician, the 203rd most popular biography from Canada and the 17th most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, Mary Simon ranks 11,067 out of 15,577Before her are Prince Arnulf of Bavaria, José Napoleón Duarte, Mehdi Karroubi, Theodora Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Prince Karl of Auersperg, and Konoe Sakihisa. After her are Beatrice of France, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus, Muhammad Shah of Brunei, Kevin Rudd, Dirk VII, Count of Holland, and Mari Alkatiri.

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Among people born in 1947, Mary Simon ranks 271Before her are Gunnar Hansen, Stefan Persson, Bogdan Tanjević, Pauline Moran, Fernando Savater, and Steven Holl. After her are Peer Steinbrück, Robertino Loreti, Rita Lee, Michael S. Hart, Viktor Klima, and Pete Maravich.

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Among people born in Canada, Mary Simon ranks 203 out of 1,350Before her are Alanis Morissette (1974), Paul Haggis (1953), Arthur Jeffrey Dempster (1886), Bobby Hull (1939), Jeff Wall (1946), and Allan Dwan (1885). After her are Nathan Fillion (1971), Ethel Smith (1907), Naomi Klein (1970), Raymond Massey (1896), John van 't Schip (1963), and Richard Williams (1933).


Among politicians born in Canada, Mary Simon ranks 17Before her are Brian Mulroney (1939), Terry Sawchuk (1929), Stephen Harper (1959), Jean Béliveau (1931), David Johnston (1941), and René Lévesque (1922). After her are Kim Campbell (1947), Louis St. Laurent (1882), John Diefenbaker (1895), Michael Ignatieff (1947), John Abbott (1821), and Joe Clark (1939).