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Friday, June 4, 2021

2020-2021 Activity Report for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

This report outlines details of the various events and activities undertaken by the Lieutenant Governor and Office of the Lieutenant Governor/Government House throughout the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Formatted as a PDF, please click on the report cover to view and download a copy. ​
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Today, 2 June 2021, marks the 68 th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. The Queen acceded to the throne with the passing of her father, His Majesty King George VI, on 6 February 1952. The Coronation took place after 15 months of planning at Westminster Abbey, London on 2 June 1953.
Monday, May 24, 2021

Victoria Day – The Queen’s Official Birthday in Canada

Victoria Day, Monday, 24 May 2021, marks Her Majesty The Queen’s official birthday in Canada. First observed in 1845 to mark Queen Victoria’s actual birthday, the date of 24 May was official declared “Victoria Day” following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. The date of the reigning sovereign’s official birthday was changed through various proclamations and orders-in-council over the years until 1952 when Victoria Day was moved to the Monday before 25 May. A royal proclamation issued on 5 February 1957 established the Canadian monarch’s birthday to be...
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Eid al-Fitr 2021

At the end of Ramadan – the holy month of fasting – Lieutenant Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc extend their Eid Mubarak wishes to those of the Islamic faith in Nova Scotia. Eid al-Fitr, which is the festival of breaking the fast and is marked with the sighting of the crescent moon. The end of Ramadan is normally a time of Eid prayers, celebrations with family and friends, and giving alms to the poor; however, the current COVID-19 pandemic has placed restrictions on those festivities. Nonetheless, Their Honours hope that all are joyous and safe...
Monday, May 3, 2021

Message of Condolence on the Passing of The Honourable Donald William Cameron, ECNS

Mrs. LeBlanc and I were saddened to learn of the passing of The Honourable Donald William Cameron, 22 nd Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia. Mr. Cameron served as Premier from February 1991 to June 1993. Mr. Cameron was born in Egerton, Nova Scotia in 1946 and he later attended McGill University where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree. He entered politics in 1974 when he won election to the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly in the electoral district of Pictou East. During his time as an elected member he served in opposition and in government and he was appointed as Minister of...
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Anniversary of the Crash of Stalker 22

Today we mark the first anniversary of the crash of the Cyclone helicopter, call sign “Stalker 22” that crashed into the Ionian Sea on 29 April 2020, while deployed onboard HMCS FREDERICTON as part of Operation REASSURANCE. We remember the six members of the Canadian Armed Forces who tragically lost their lives in the crash: Master Corporal Matthew Cousins, RCAF; Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough, RCN; Captain Kevin Hagen, RCAF; Captain Brendan Ian MacDonald, RCAF; Captain Maxine Miron-Morin, RCAF; and Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, RCN. At this sad time, Their Honours convey their...
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Day of Mourning

Today, 28 April 2021, we mark the Day of Mourning. The Day of Mourning is held annually in Canada on April 28 and is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. The Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths. In observation of the Day of Mourning, the flags at Government House have been lowered to half-...