His Honour's Biography
His Honour Brigadier-General
The Honourable J.J. Grant
CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd),
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
John James Grant was installed as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia on April 12, 2012.
Born in New Glasgow, His Honour holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University and is also a Registered Industrial Accountant.
In addition to an active business life as co-owner of J.J. Grant Ltd Castle Building Centre, His Honour was a long serving member of Her Majesty’s Canadian Forces. Rising to the rank of Brigadier-General, His Honour served in his final positions as Commander of Atlantic Militia Area and then as Chief of Staff Reserves for the Canadian Army.
In 1979, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Military Merit and was subsequently promoted to Commander of the Order. Following his retirement from the Canadian Forces he went on to serve as Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of both the 1st Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (North) and the 2nd Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton).
His Honour is married to Her Honour, Mrs. Joan Grant. They have four adult children, one of whom is deceased, and five grandchildren.