Talk:List of governors-general of Canada

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

De Chaste[edit]

[1] Why was the citation needed placed? No edit summary. No reason parameter supplied. Walter Görlitz (talk) 02:39, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Because there's no source for that individual being a viceroy. Nixon Now (talk) 04:10, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. It wasn't clear wether it was the subject's name or position. Walter Görlitz (talk) 05:21, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

A Commons file used on this page has been nominated for deletion[edit]

The following Wikimedia Commons file used on this page has been nominated for deletion:

Participate in the deletion discussion at the nomination page. —Community Tech bot (talk) 20:22, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Requested move 9 July 2019[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: Moved  — Amakuru (talk) 10:50, 17 July 2019 (UTC)



List of Governors General of CanadaList of governors-general of Canada – This article discusses the plural group of governors-general, so is not a proper noun - lowercase per MOS:JOBTITLE Mauls (talk) 09:35, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Support. Consistent with MoS, and Canadian RS overwhelmingly use lowercase, as can be seen with a google query like site:theglobeandmail.com "governors general" or site:cbc.ca "governors general". Looks like the Globe and Mail use a hyphenated form, and CBC and the Toronto Star do not, and Maclean's uses a mix. So I would lean slightly toward the unhyphenated List of governors general of Canada. Colin M (talk) 16:44, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. "Governor-General" is capitalised, and this carries through to the standard plural.
A review of every instant to "governors" at Governor General of Canada#References conflicts with "Canadian RS overwhelmingly use lowercase". This article is derivative of that one, and this article doesn't have a good representation of reliable sources, but fits the trend. Colin M overvalues newspapers as reliable sources. The best sources to use are the sources used by the article, or in this case parent article. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 01:17, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  • All of those instances occur in contexts that are using title case. e.g. "Role and Responsibilities > Former Governors General > The Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn". This does not imply that "Governors General" should be capitalized in running text any more than it implies that "Responsibilities" should be. Colin M (talk) 19:32, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per MOS:JOBTITLE. We do not rely on 3rd-party sources for style guidance; see WP:SSF for an explanation of how reference to how things are styled by outside sources is misleading. —Joeyconnick (talk) 18:28, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment. You may first want to check out Category:Governors-general. (Notice hyphen usage in almost all of these.)
Please also see:
 • List of coats of arms of Governors General of Canada
 • List of awards named after Governors General of Canada
 • List of Governors-General of Australia
 • List of Governors-General of New Zealand
The outcome of this does not matter to me, though I support usage of the hyphen for Canadian gg's as Australian and New Zealand gg's use it, as well as consistency used throughout. Best, --Discographer (talk) 20:23, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Requested move 18 October 2019[edit]

List of governors-general of CanadaList of governors general of Canada – There is no hyphen in Canadian usage; see Governor General of Canada#Spelling of title. MOS:COMMONNAME -- MIESIANIACAL 15:01, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Support - as the 'dash' is kept out, in Canada. GoodDay (talk) 02:44, 24 October 2019 (UTC)