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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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In memory of The Duke of Edinburgh

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Explore Awakening

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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Recognizing Volunteers from Coast to Coast to Coast

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Join Lieutenant Governor In Celebrating International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021

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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Events

Statement by the Lieutenant Governor on Black History Month

Constitutional role

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

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Empowering Women and Girls Through Dialogue

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Media Advisory: Lieutenant Governor to visit Peterborough and the Kawarthas

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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