Previous Entries

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Message of Condolence on the Passing of The Honourable Allan J. MacEachen, PC, OC

Mrs. LeBlanc and I were saddened to learn of the death of The Honourable Allan J. MacEachen, PC, OC, former Senator, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Minister of the Crown, and long-time Member of Parliament from Cape Breton. A native of Nova Scotia, Mr. MacEachen served his nation and province with great distinction throughout his whole life. He was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University where he later taught economics until he entered federal politics in the 1950s. During his long time as a Member of Parliament, he went on to serve as Minister of Labour under Prime Minister Lester B...
Monday, September 11, 2017

Registration is now open for the first event of the Fall 2017 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 19 September 2017, featuring a presentation by Ann Shaftel, Art Conservator.

Ann Shaftel will give an illustrated talk on the stabilization of the King’s and Regimental Colours of the 25th and 85th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force, that are on display at Government House. Ann Shaftel works internationally for cultural, governmental and military sectors, museums, universities, and churches. She specializes in Collection Management, Documentation, Risk Assessment and Disaster Mitigation Planning. Ann teaches seminars in conservation, and works hands-on on textiles and paintings. Ann is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation, Fellow of the...
Thursday, August 31, 2017


The conservation of historic military King’s and Regimental Colours, an Acadian choral performance, Reeny Smith, Nova Scotian tales of the supernatural, Halifax Harbour and the Halifax Explosion, and a symphonic concert commemorating the Halifax Explosion are the topics to be featured in the upcoming Fall 2017 Series of Evenings @ Government House hosted by Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc. As the Fall 2017 Series is launched, His Honour noted "Mrs. LeBlanc and I are delighted to host our first Evenings at...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Ma femme et moi sommes ravis de pouvoir saluer tous les Acadiens et toutes les Acadiennes d’ici et d’ailleurs à l’occasion de la Fête nationale des Acadiens et des Acadiennes. En 1604, des colons français débarquèrent sur les côtes de la Nouvelle-Écosse et contribuèrent à la fondation de la nation canadienne. Ils connurent de grandes épreuves, mais ils persévérèrent et créèrent des traditions, une culture et un patrimoine que nous reconnaissons maintenant comme étant uniquement acadiens. Nous pouvons tous être fiers de la résilience et du courage du peuple acadien. Aujourd...
Thursday, July 20, 2017


Four wines received the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony hosted by Their Honours at Government House, Thursday, July 20 th , 2017. The award, established by former Lieutenant Governor The Honourable J.J. Grant, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and craft of those in Nova Scotia's wine industry. Through blind tastings an independent panel of eleven experts chose the following wines (listed in alphabetical order) as the best among the wines submitted: Domaine de Grand Pré...
Saturday, July 15, 2017


The three finalists for the 2017 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award have been announced. Now in its 12th year and established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005 (Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 2000 to 2006), the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award recognizes the excellence of a particular work of art or design from any media. The Award is the largest annual award to any work of art in Nova Scotia. This year, five Nova Scotian artists formed a multidisciplinary jury working at arm’s-length from the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards...
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Government House Summer Tour Program 2017

The Government House Summer Tour Program commences at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, 30 June 2017 and will run until Monday, 28 August 2017. Guided tours will be conducted from Friday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check this website for potential closures due to scheduled events. His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc invite all Nova Scotians and visitors to see Government House and learn of its place in Canadian and Nova Scotian history. Further details are available at
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Installation of the Next Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

The Honorable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC will be installed as the 33 rd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia in a ceremony in the Red Chamber at Province House on Wednesday, 28 June 2017. Due to limited space in the Red Chamber, attendance is by invitation only. The Installation Ceremony will be broadcast live on Eastlink Cable 95 and 630. It will also be available on Leg TV at: and on the government website at starting at 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

National Aboriginal Day

Every year on 21 June, we mark National Aboriginal Day. On this day, we honour and celebrate Canada’s unique Indigenous culture and the achievements made by the country’s Aboriginal peoples. We acknowledge the successes made by the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across all fields of endeavour including the arts, business, the environment, sports, and law, to name but a few. In Nova Scotia, we honour the Mi’kmaq and cherish the special relationship that exists between the Crown in Nova Scotia and the Mi’kmaq. Let us celebrate the people who inhabited these lands...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017


His Honour Brigadier-General J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD, (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is pleased to congratulate and welcome Justice Arthur J. LeBlanc on his appointment as Nova Scotia’s next Lieutenant Governor. Justice LeBlanc’s appointment as the Queen’s Representative in the province was announced today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “It has been a great honour and privilege to represent the Queen in Nova Scotia,” said His Honour. “Mrs. Grant and I have many, many wonderful memories of meeting Nova Scotians all around this province...