The Barack Obama-Stephen Harper lunch and meeting dominated morning and afternoon news discussion but imho one of the best moments was earlier at the airport. That's when the first black American president, was met by Governor General Michaëlle Jean, Canada's first black governor general, and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond. After a private meeting with Jean in an airport reception room, the president headed downtown to Parliament Hill.
The Governor General is the Queen's representative in Canada and communicates directly with Queen Elizabeth. Before the 1980s this position was only filled by white men but since then three of five Governors General have been female.
More on the fierce Governor General Michaëlle Jean. The well-known journalist and television broadcaster in Quebec, immigrated from Haiti with her family at an early age. Jean is fluent in five languages—French, English, Italian, Spanish and Haitian Creole.