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Friday, May 17, 2013

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Victoria Day 2013

On the occasion of Victoria Day, the official birthday of our reigning Sovereign, I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. Her Majesty has served our country and the Commonwealth with unparalleled compassion, strength and wisdom since 1952 and continues to inspire people from all over the world to this day. Leading by example, She encourages us to build caring and resilient communities by finding meaningful ways to be of service to others. As we approach the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in June, I would...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Passing of Mrs. Rose Marie Abraham

Mrs. Grant and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Rose Marie Abraham, wife of The Honourable Alan R. Abraham, CM, ONS, CD. During her time as Vice-Regal consort, Mrs. Abraham was a stalwart supporter of her husband throughout his distinguished tenure as Lieutenant Governor of our province from 1984 to 1989. Mrs. Abraham's personal touch and care helped to make Government House a welcoming and inviting place for all of their guests. Born in Belliveau Cove and proud of her Acadian roots, Mrs. Abraham brought her interest in her cultural heritage to the vice-regal residence,...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Passing of Rita MacNeil

It is with great sadness that Mrs. Grant and I learned of the passing of Nova Scotia cultural icon, Rita MacNeil, CM, ONS. Ms. MacNeil was an influential singer, songwriter, author and performer who enriched the cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Mrs. Grant and I have fond memories of attending performances by Ms. MacNeil in the early days of her career in North Sydney. Her songs of hardship and hope were rooted in her native Cape Breton but their themes were universal and appealed to audiences around the world. In honour of her many achievements and contributions to the Atlantic Canadian...
Monday, March 25, 2013

Speech from the Throne

On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia will read the Speech from the Throne at the opening of the fifth session of the 61st General Assembly of Nova Scotia at Province House in Halifax, commencing at 2:00pm (Atlantic Standard Time). The Speech from the Throne will be broadcast live on Legislative Television ...