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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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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 the Legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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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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In Memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Constitutional role

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

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The Lieutenant Governor Delivers the Speech from the Throne

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Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Marks Canada Day and Platinum Jubilee Celebrations with Official Visits to Five Municipalities

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

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