David Johnston

No touching: Canadian Governor-General breaks protocol with hand on Queen Elizabeth

David Johnston, who is the British queen's representative in Canada where she is head of state, joined the likes of former US first lady Michelle Obama in breaching unspoken rules of behaviour when meeting the monarch.

Jul 20, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

Criticized for praising Castro, Justin Trudeau to miss funeral

Instead, Governor General David Johnston will represent Canada at the commemoration in honor of the former Cuban president in Havana Tuesday evening.

Nov 29, 2016, 02:03 AM IST

When Canadian Governor General delayed his oath-taking for Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam was so much respected in Canada that the current Governor-General David Johnston delayed his oath-taking in 2010 so that he could personally - as president of the University of Waterloo - confer an honorary doctorate on the former Indian president.

Jul 28, 2015, 11:42 AM IST

President Mukherjee greets Canada on its National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday greeted the government and people of Canada on the eve of its National Day.

Jun 30, 2015, 13:15 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi in Ottawa: As it happened

Marking the first stand-alone bilateral visit in 42 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Canada on Wednesday.  Canada is the third and last leg of his three-nation tour which also covered France. During his two-day stay in Germany, he inaugurated the Hannover Fair along with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and held talks with her in Berlin on various issues.

Apr 15, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Australian PM denies government in crisis

 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday denied a cabinet reshuffle was a sign his government was in crisis as he came under fire for saying his biggest achievement for women was axing a carbon tax.

Dec 22, 2014, 09:03 AM IST

Tough first year raises doubts Australian PM will last full term

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is nearing the end of his first full year in office hobbled by missteps and a souring economy that have plunged his approval ratings to historic lows, increasing speculation he may not survive to a second term.

Dec 01, 2014, 12:16 PM IST

Australian defence minister back-paddles on canoe comment

Australia`s Defence Minister David Johnston Wednesday backtracked on comments in which he said a government shipbuilding firm could not be trusted to "build a canoe", amid calls that he be sacked.

Nov 26, 2014, 09:46 AM IST

Co-production pact will help exchange of ideas, technology: Johnston

Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, said that audio-visual co-production treaty between India and his country will lead to exchange of "concepts, thoughts, ideas, technology and creativity".

Mar 01, 2014, 19:31 PM IST

Australia plan for drones to patrol borders: Report

Australia plans to buy seven giant unmanned drones for Aus$3 billion (US$2.7 billion), potentially to help patrol its borders, a report said on Saturday.

Feb 15, 2014, 09:03 AM IST