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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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Save the date: Lieutenant Governor’s 2019 New Year’s Levee

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Remembrance Day Ceremony

Art exhibitions

Art exhibitions are periodically commissioned to be featured in the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite. Current exhibition: Awakening IV Converting the Powell River Mill to a Recreation and Retirement Centre Eleanor Bond: Winnipeg, MB — oil on canvas — 1985 Since the earliest times, our natural world has been a profound source for art makers. The power and […]

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Rededication Ceremony of Coronation Park

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Canada Business Frontiers Conference

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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150 Stories

Published to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, 150 Stories is a collection of new stories and images that speak eloquently about what it means to be Canadian in Ontario. Listening to each other is a first step in creating the communities and country of which we can be proud. Let thoughtful and […]

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Humber College Lakeshore Indigenous Culture Markers Grand Opening

Constitutional role

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

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Man of the Trees: Richard St. Barbe Baker

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Ninth International Consultation of Child Helplines

History

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

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