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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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Opening of the Aaniin Community Centre and Library

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Economic Club of Canada Youth Public Policy Exchange

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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Speech from the Throne

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Masters Indigenous Games

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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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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Proclamation convening the 1st session of the 42nd Parliament of Ontario

Constitutional role

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

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US Consulate 4th of July Party

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Canada Day message

History

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

Protocol and symbols

Answers to common questions about the Lieutenant Governor

Contact information

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