Premier's Statement on Lieutenant Governor-designate Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today regarding the incoming 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario:

"It is my great pleasure on behalf of the people of Ontario to congratulate Lieutenant Governor-designate Elizabeth Dowdeswell on being named to represent the Crown in our province.

This role is at the core of our system of government. The Lieutenant Governor upholds our constitutional framework, inspires us and promotes our shared history, culture and achievements.

Elizabeth Dowdeswell's remarkable career and accomplishments make her eminently worthy of this honour. Dowdeswell has contributed extensively to public and environmental policy. She has impressive experience on the national and international stage. Among her numerous executive leadership roles, she was the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, the first woman to hold that position.

On behalf of the people of Ontario, I want to thank Elizabeth Dowdeswell for accepting this important responsibility. I look forward to the immense contributions she will make to our province in this role."