Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Frontline workers owed ‘debt of gratitude,’ GG says in year-end message

In her year-end message, Payette pays tribute to front-line workers

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette says while the COVID-19 pandemic has made for a challenging year, Canadians have responded positively to hardship.

In her year-end message, Payette pays tribute to front-line workers, including medical professionals and the military, for their efforts to save lives and care for others as the pandemic rages on.

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