While Google had it right, I felt as though many in Ottawa did not have everything right, as far as the Canada Day celebrations were concerned. I watched it all on television, and noticed a few things, many of which were not entirely surprising, in my view:
1) Peter Mansbridge's constitutional faux pas: "The Governor General is now greeting the Prime Minister who appointed him" (he immediately corrected himself, saying "or at least recommended to the Queen that he be appointed..." but the damage was done). It is insulting, in my opinion, to imply (as Mr. Mansbridge did) that His Excellency is simply another Prime Ministerial appointment, as it effectively destroys the mystique and overall significance of the office.
2) The Governor General's attire: Why wasn't His Excellency wearing any medals? Doing so would have gone a long way in respect of distinguishing him from the Prime Minister and other politicians who wear boring business suits at official events. His Excellency doesn't have to wear a heavy Civil Uniform (especially on a warm day!), but a summer uniform (on par with Roland Michner's of the 1970s) or a morning coat or, again, some medals would have been helpful.
3) I thought a lot of the noon show was rather tacky (apparently it was assembled by a "production company" under the auspices of Canadian Heritage), although it was nice to hear - and see - several tributes to Her Majesty's sixty years on the throne. Also, I think this is the first Canada Day in recent memory (i.e. since the current government has been in office) that God Save The Queen was played in full.