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Thursday, February 2, 2023

175th Anniversary of Responsible Government in Nova Scotia

Although Responsible Government had been operating in Britain since the reign of King George III, it was not exported to Britain’s overseas territories until 1848. Nova Scotia led the development of democracy in Canada . With the arraignment of representative government in 1758, and then in 1848 the achievement of responsible government, the Crown and by extension, the Lieutenant Governor, played a central role in the development of our system of government. The change to responsible government was revolutionary. The transition laid the foundation for the kind of government we have...
Friday, January 27, 2023

Evenings @ Government House: The Viola Desmond Experience

On Tuesday, February 7 th at 7:00 PM, the Lieutenant Governor will welcome Charlie Marven, lead artist for The Viola Desmond Experience, to Government House (1451 Barrington Street). Mr. Marven will share behind the scenes footage taken while designing and building The Viola Desmond Experience. He will also demonstrate how he created the concept for the art installation and share stories about its personal meaning. A dessert reception will follow the presentation. Guests will have the opportunity to chat with Charlie Marven and the Lieutenant Governor, while enjoying treats prepared for the...
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Candidatures acceptées pour le Prix d’excellence du lieutenant-gouverneur pour l’Acadie et la francophonie

On peut soumettre les candidatures pour le Prix d’excellence du lieutenant-gouverneur pour l’Acadie et la francophonie à compter d’aujourd’hui, 24 janvier. Le Prix rend hommage aux personnes dont les contributions sociales, économiques ou culturelles ont un effet bénéfique sur la communauté francophone et sur la Nouvelle-Écosse en général. « Depuis la création du Prix en août 2020, j’ai eu le plaisir de souligner l’importante contribution de gens de toute la province à notre communauté francophone, a déclaré le lieutenant-gouverneur Arthur J. LeBlanc...