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Prime Minister announces new Lieutenant Governor for Manitoba

Taslima Jamal

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on 15th August announced the appointment of the Honourable Anita Neville as the new Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.

A dedicated community leader and a respected public servant, Ms. Neville is a long-time advocate for Manitobans. From helping revitalize Winnipeg’s urban core to working in education and advancing skills training, Ms. Neville has a unique set of experiences and expertise. She spent over a decade working in education, including as a member – and later Chair – of the Winnipeg School Division Board of Trustees.

From 2000 to 2011, she represented her community of Winnipeg South Centre as a Member of Parliament, where she defended the rights of minorities and helped advance reconciliation, and served on numerous committees, parliamentary associations, and parliamentary groups. She also served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Status of Women.

The Prime Minister thanked the outgoing Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Janice C. Filmon, for her dedication and service to the people of Manitoba over the past seven years, and wished her all the best in the future.

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