Canada PM Trudeau announces new Lieutenant Governors for Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia
Ottawa, Mar 20 (IBNS): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced the names of new Lieutenant Governors for Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia.
Former federal cabinet minister Judy Foote has been named as the new Lieutenant Governor for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Janet Austin, the present Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA Metro Vancouver, has been announced as the new Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
Foote has held various ministerial roles in the provincial House of Assembly, before being elected in 2008 as a Member of Parliament, and being named as the Minister of Public Services and Procurement following the 2015 federal election.
Speaking about Foote, Trudeau said: "Judy has dedicated her career to public service and making a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians. Her work ethic and strength of character make her the perfect choice to be the new Lieutenant Governor for Newfoundland and Labrador. I know she will continue to serve with passion and commitment, and make important contributions to the future of her province and the country.”
Speaking about Austin, the PM said: "Ms. Austin is an outstanding leader who has dedicated her career to improving the lives of others. Her advocacy work has helped countless Canadians, and makes her an excellent choice as British Columbia’s next Lieutenant Governor. I know she will work hard to represent the province, and its people, well."