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Friday, February 17, 2017


Yesterday afternoon, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, granted a Free Pardon to the late Grand Chief Gabriel Sylliboy at a ceremony at Government House. In addition, the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, offered an official apology to the family of the late Grand Chief. Grand Chief Sylliboy was 44 years old in 1927 when he was arrested and convicted under the Lands and Forests Act for hunting muskrat and possessing pelts out of season. He faced racism and discrimination throughout his court challenge. The Grand Chief...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Flag Day

On Wednesday, 15 February 2017 we celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the adoption of the Canadian Flag. Adopted by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons, and formalized by a Royal Proclamation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, 28 January 1965, the National Flag of Canada (the “Maple Leaf”) was raised on 15 February 1965 at 1pm EST, Parliament Hill, Ottawa...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Call for Nominations – Order of Nova Scotia

Call for Nominations – Order of Nova Scotia Nova Scotians are encouraged to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of outstanding citizens by nominating, or re-nominating, individuals deserving of the Order of Nova Scotia. Nominations for the province’s highest honour are being accepted until Friday, March 17 to be eligible for consideration this year. Recipients of the Order are chosen for making significant and lasting contributions to their communities. Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, Province House, MLA and MP offices in Nova Scotia,...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Due to ongoing weather conditions and for the safety of all road users while roads continue to be cleared, tonight’s Evenings @ Government House event featuring Professor David Divine is cancelled. The presentation will now take place at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 ...
Monday, February 6, 2017

Lieutenant Governor Congratulates The Queen on the 65th Anniversary of her Accession to the Throne – 6 February 2017

On behalf of all Nova Scotians, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia has extended congratulations and best wishes to Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of the 65 th Anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 2017. In his letter to The Queen, His Honour reflected upon Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Nova Scotia and Government House in 1939 and the King’s example of duty, service and dedication. His Honour also praised The Queen for her unfailing service and sense of duty throughout...
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Evenings @ Government House Winter 2017

African Heritage Month, the Halifax Explosion, traditional Chinese flute music, the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and an 1867 period costume show are the topics to be featured in the upcoming Evenings at Government House public event series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. "As we celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation, it is my honour and privilege to host the Winter 2017 series of Evenings at Government House, where the public will have the opportunity to learn about the interesting history and immense talent that exists in Nova Scotia," said Lt.-Gov. J...
Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Message from The Queen on the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

“I am delighted to offer all Canadians my best wishes and congratulations on the 150 th anniversary of Confederation. Countries throughout the Commonwealth and, indeed, around the world, rejoice with you as you embark on this special year. Throughout the years, particularly since your Centennial year, I have watched Canada develop into a remarkable nation. You have earned a reputation as a welcoming, respectful and compassionate country. Fifty years ago, on the eve of the Centennial, I encouraged Canadians to continue to embody the values of equality, freedom and inclusion. Today, these...
Friday, December 16, 2016

Posting Online of the Lieutenant Governor's Christmas Message - 2016

The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia delivers his Christmas Message - 2016. Follow this link to access the message:
Friday, December 16, 2016

Annual Christmas Message from the Lieutenant Governor - 2016

As the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in Nova Scotia, it is my pleasure and honour to bring you greetings from Government House. As the year draws to a close, it is natural to reflect upon what has occurred during 2016. Mrs. Grant and I were fortunate to travel to many parts of the province and we were delighted to meet thousands of Nova Scotians who, as always, gave us a warm welcome. Throughout these visits, I was pleased to meet and thank many people who have selflessly volunteered their time and resources to help those less fortunate than themselves. It is this generosity that...
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ceremony Commemorating our Treaty Relationship

A Ceremony to Commemorate Our Treaty Relationship was held at Government House, Halifax last evening. The ceremony, which was co-hosted by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J Grant and Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Benjamin Sylliboy, is one of several steps in educating all Nova Scotians on our collective role as Treaty people in this province. During his speech, His Honour said, “Tonight’s ceremony reinforces the special bond that exists between the Crown in Nova Scotia and the Mi’kmaw Nation. Although over 250 years old, the Treaties of Peace and Friendship...