PROVINCE HAS 1ST FRANCO-ONTARIAN LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR
Aug 03, 2023
By Bob Komsic
After nearly nine-years, Ontario is getting a new lieutenant-governor.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is replacing Elizabeth Dowdeswell with Edith Dumont.
The educator and community advocate will also be the first of French descent when she assumes office.
Trudeau writes in a statement that Dumont has dedicated her career supporting Francophone communities in Ontario, Canada and around the world.
She was also the first woman to lead the Conseil des ecoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (the public school board responsible for education in the French language in Eastern Ontario, including the Ottawa area.)
The prime minister thanks outgoing Lt-Gov. Dowdeswell for her service, which he says has had a lasting impact.