Official site of the the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
Twenty-seventh Governor General of Canada (2005-2010)
Unesco Special Envoy for Haiti (2010-2014)
Third Secretary General of La Francophonie (2014-2018)
and her husband, M. Jean-Daniel Lafond
A Woman of Purpose
ONFB, 2015, 52 min
In 2005, Michaëlle Jean became the Governor General of Canada. A dedicated journalist and citizen of the world, she devoted her mandate to youth, women, Indigenous people, and culture, promoting social change and international diplomacy. In 2010, the tragic earthquake in Haiti took her back to her native land. Michaëlle Jean: A Woman of Purpose is an insider’s look and a thoughtful portrait of the woman and the stateswoman.