Anita Neville to be sworn in as MB's 26th lieutenant-governor October 24th

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: September 22, 2022 07:57

Neville succeeds Janice Filmon who has held the office since 2015

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The Honourable Anita Neville will be sworn in as Manitoba's 26th lieutenant-governor on Oct. 24, at 2:30 p.m. in a special ceremony to be held in the chamber of the legislative assembly according to a Manitoba government media release.

"The Honourable Neville succeeds the Honourable Janice C. Filmon, who has held the office since June 19, 2015.

The Honourable Neville has a long and proud history of public service, representing Manitobans and the constituency of Winnipeg South Centre in the House of Commons from 2000 to 2011. The Honourable Neville sat on various committees and served as the parliamentary secretary to the minister of Canadian Heritage and the minister responsible for the Status of Women during her time in office. Prior to entering public life, the Honourable Neville worked as an economic development consultant and served for many years as chair of the Winnipeg School Division Board.

The oath of office, to be administered by Chief Justice Richard Chartier, will be conducted in the presence of the outgoing lieutenant-governor, the premier and members of the cabinet, members of the legislative assembly, representatives of the judiciary and the Armed Forces, along with invited guests.

The official party will also include representatives of the Governor General, the Privy Council Office and the Department of Canadian Heritage."

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