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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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Events

Launch of Speaking of Democracy

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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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Activity report (April 2018–March 2019)

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Media Advisory: Winners of the 2019 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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Events

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Constitutional role

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

Events

Media Release: Lieutenant Governor’s office launches art exhibition at United Nations climate conference

Events

Media Advisory: Historic Gathering of The Queen’s Representatives in Canada and First Nations Leaders

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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