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Premier's Statement on Ontario's New Lieutenant Governor

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Premier's Statement on Ontario's New Lieutenant Governor

Office of the Premier

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement on the installation of Elizabeth Dowdeswell as Lieutenant Governor today:

"I would like to congratulate The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell on her installation as the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. 

I am so pleased that someone who is so passionate about public service has taken on this important role. Our new Lieutenant Governor has an exceptional record of public service in a variety of leadership positions at the provincial, federal and international levels. She has championed a thoughtful approach to improving people's lives through public policies to protect the environment, improve the quality of education and promote sustainable energy development. 

I know Her Honour's remarkable accomplishments to date will reflect in her new role. I look forward to working with her to help build a brighter future for everyone across our province. 

On behalf of the people of Ontario, I would like to congratulate Her Honour for taking on this responsibility. I wish her all the best in her new role as Lieutenant Governor."

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