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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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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

In 2022, Canada and Ontario are celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking her 70th anniversary on the Throne. This year marks a historic occasion to celebrate and pay tribute to Canada’s longest-reigning Sovereign and the first to celebrate a platinum jubilee. As The Queen’s representative in Ontario, the Lieutenant Governor […]

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History

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

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Statement from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on Canada Day

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NEWS RELEASE: Winners of the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines Announced

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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News Release: Lieutenant Governor presided at swearing-in of the Premier and Executive Council 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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Publication: Activity Report (April 2021–March 2022)

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The Platinum Jubilee Garden Party – Voices of Ontario

History

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

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