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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Message du lieutenant-gouverneur pour la Journée de la fête nationale des Acadiens et des Acadiennes de 2020 / Message from the Lieutenant Governor on National Acadian Day 2020

Tous les 15 août, partout au Canada, on souligne la Fête nationale des Acadiens et des Acadiennes pour reconnaître et célébrer l’histoire, la culture et le patrimoine acadiens. C’est un patrimoine et une culture dont nous pouvons tous être fiers, peu importe si nous avons des racines acadiennes ou non. Il va sans dire que la culture et le patrimoine acadiens définissent grandement certains aspects de la Nouvelle-Écosse et des Maritimes. Au cours des six derniers mois, la Nouvelle-Écosse, notre pays et le monde tout entier ont été ébranlés par la pandémie de COVID-19 et ses...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia on the Explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

Mrs. LeBlanc and I are shocked and greatly saddened to learn of the explosion that occurred in Beirut on 4 August 2020 that has resulted in so many deaths and injuries. This is a serious blow to a nation that was already experiencing difficult times. This terrible event has touched many people of Lebanese descent who are citizens of Nova Scotia. We know that they are worried about the impact of the explosion on their loved ones and fellow countrymen and women, and I have been impressed with the many offers of assistance to Beirut that have emanated from Nova Scotians. The explosion resonates...
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Halifax Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

To mark the beginning of Halifax Pride, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, raised the Pride Flag at Government House this morning. The Pride Flag will fly at Government House from today until sunset on Sunday, 26 July 2020, which is the last day of Halifax Pride. In 2014, Government House Halifax was the first such building in the Commonwealth to fly the Pride Flag. The theme of the 2020 Halifax Pride Festival is Pride//AMPLIFIED.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

2020 Canada Day Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

As the Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia, I am honoured and delighted to bring you greetings on our national day of celebration, Canada Day. À titre de représentant de Sa Majesté la Reine en Nouvelle-Écosse, je suis honoré et ravi de vous transmettre mes salutations à l’occasion de notre journée nationale de célébration, la fête du Canada. The past three-and-a-half months have been an unprecedented time in Nova Scotia, Canada, and indeed the whole world. In Nova Scotia, other tragic events have paralleled and overshadowed the pandemic. Unfortunately, these very sad happenings...
Saturday, June 27, 2020

2019-2020 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.​ Formatted as a PDF you can click on the cover to download.
Sunday, June 21, 2020

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, 21 June 2020, is National Indigenous Peoples Day where we honour Canada's First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; and we celebrate their heitage and culture and the special role they have in defining Canada. In Nova Scotia, we respect and honour the Mi’kmaq who inhabit these lands. The Crown in Nova Scotia, as represented by the Lieutenant Governor, values and respects the special and historic relationship with the Mi’kmaq. Today, we are flying the flag of the Mi’kmaq at Government House in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day. “We are all Treaty People...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The 99th Birthday of HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Today, 10 June 2020, marks the 99 th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh had a successful career with the Royal Navy and served in the Second World War. Upon the Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952, he turned his focus to supporting the Queen. He is Patron or President of over 780 organizations, many of which are Canadian, with which he is still associated but no longer plays an active role. In May 2017, it was announced that the Duke would no longer carry out public engagements. The Duke of Edinburgh has accompanied the Queen on...
Monday, May 25, 2020

Cancellation of the 2020 Lieutenant Governor's Annual Garden Party

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to cancel the Lieutenant Governor's Annual Garden Party that was to be held at Government House on Wednesday, 17 June 2020. Their Honours extend their best wishes to all those who regularly attend the Garden Party and they hope there will be an opportunity in the not too distant future to meet again...
Monday, May 18, 2020

Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Crash

Their Honours were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Captain Jennifer Casey, who was serving as a Public Affairs Officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (The Snowbirds) when the aircraft in which she was flying crashed in Kamloops, British Columbia on Sunday, 17 May 2020. From Halifax, Captain Casey had a career in journalism before joining the Canadian Armed Forces in 2014. The Snowbirds were participating in Operation INSPIRATION, a cross-country tour to raise people's spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their Honours offer their deepest...
Saturday, May 9, 2020

Message from Her Majesty The Queen on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

On Friday, 8 May 2020 at 5:00pm (Atlantic) / 9:00pm (GMT), The Queen broadcast a message to Britain and the Commonwealth on the occasion of the 75 th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. The timing of The Queen’s message is exactly 75 years from when her father, King George VI, broadcast a message to the nation and Empire. To hear the King’s message, please go to: The Queen served as a mechanic in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, British Army from 1945 to 1949. She was the only female member of the Royal Family to join the...