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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Registration is open for Evenings @ Government House - 21 September 2021

Registration is now open for the first event of the Fall 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 21 September 2021. Professor Marc Milner will return to Government House to speak on D-Day and the role that Canadians played in the military operation that turned the tide of the Second World War. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear masks and social distance while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25...
Friday, September 3, 2021

Launch of Fall 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House

Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to announce the Fall 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House. "Patsy and I are delighted to host the ninth season of Evenings at Government House since my installation as Lieutenant Governor," said Lieutenant Governor LeBlanc. "This series of events strives to celebrate Nova Scotia’s rich artistic talent and allows us to delve into our fascinating history, heritage and culture." The series includes a performance by two young musicians, a...
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Swearing-In of the Executive Council of Nova Scotia

Yesterday, in fulfillment of his constitutional duty, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, presided over the Swearing-In Ceremony for the Executive Council of Nova Scotia (ECNS) at the Nova Centre. The Executive Council is the executive arm of government that formulates and supervises the carrying out of all government policies. It is composed of members of the Executive Council (the Provincial Cabinet), who are invited by the Premier to oversee the administration of Government Departments. During the ceremony, Premier-designate Tim Houston first...
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Lieutenant Governor Commissions Premier-Designate to Form New Government

His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, received the Honourable Iain Rankin, Premier of Nova Scotia, at Government House on Wednesday, 18 August 2021. During the meeting, Mr. Rankin notified His Honour of his intention to resign as Premier of Nova Scotia and His Honour accepted the resignation. This morning ,His Honour formally received Mr. Tim Houston, Leader of the Progressive Conservatives. During the meeting, and in fulfillment of his most important duty to ensure that Nova Scotia always has a Premier, His Honour formally invited Mr. Houston to...
Saturday, July 17, 2021

Dissolution of the Legislature – 17 July 2021

On the advice of the Honourable Iain Rankin, Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, Dissolved the 63rd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature, following a meeting and ceremony conducted at Government House today. At the meeting, the Premier formally requested the Dissolution by the Lieutenant Governor and it was granted. The Lieutenant Governor signed the Proclamation that Dissolves the Legislature and initiates the election. Election Day in Nova Scotia is Tuesday August 17, 2021. The grant of a...
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia on Canada Day

On July 1 st , 2021 we will mark the 154 th birthday of Canada. As we emerge from the turbulent times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we can all be thankful for the frontline workers who tirelessly continued their work to keep us safe and healthy, and who ensured that the essential services that we rely upon remained in place with little or no interruption. On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and all Nova Scotians, I offer my heartfelt thanks for their dedication and commitment. While we celebrate the achievements of our nation, we must also pause to remember and reflect upon our history...
Monday, June 21, 2021

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on National Indigenous Peoples Day - 2021

Today, 21 June 2021, is National Indigenous Peoples Day where we honour Canada's First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; and we celebrate their heritage and culture and the special role they have in defining Canada. As we celebrate this special day, we must also recognize that policies of the past have greatly impacted the lives of Canada’s Indigenous peoples who lived and thrived on these lands for thousands of years. Canada’s history does include actions that targeted specific groups being singled out for terrible treatment and discrimination. We acknowledge the impact of...

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