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The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

As the Crown’s representative in Ontario, the Lieutenant Governor exercises constitutional powers and promotes a strong and positive civic community

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Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

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Governor of California

Biography

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell was invested as Ontario’s 29th Lieutenant Governor on September 23, 2014. Her eclectic public service career has spanned provincial, federal, and international borders, and has transcended disciplinary and sectoral lines.

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High Commissioner of St. Kitts and Nevis

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Book Launch for How the World Really Works: Savings, Investments, and Retirement

Tours

Members of the public may visit the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite on selected weekdays during guided tours of the Legislative Building at Queen’s Park.

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Areas of focus

Ms. Dowdeswell has noted a positive response from Ontarians to the ideas of storytelling, sustainability, and Ontario in the world.

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The Art of Leadership for Women

Constitutional role

The Lieutenant Governor performs constitutional functions such as appointing the Premier, opening the Legislature, and granting Royal Assent.

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Official Visit to the Town of Halton Hills

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2018 Olympic and Paralympic Ontario Athletes Reception

History

Historical information about Lieutenant Governors since 1867, pre-Confederation Governors, and previous Government Houses.

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Answers to common questions about the Lieutenant Governor

Contact information

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