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Lieutenant Governor

As the Queen's provincial representative in Canada's constitutional monarchy, the Lieutenant Governor plays an important part in the Legislature. He or she opens session by reading the Speech from the Throne, closes sessions, and dissolves the Assembly prior to an election. The Lieutenant Governor officially appoints and swears in (not the type of swearing that you may be thinking about) the Premier and cabinet, although it is the outcome of an election that determines who will be Premier and the Premier actually selects cabinet ministers. Bills passed in the Assembly do not become law until the Lieutenant Governor gives them Royal Assent. Finally, the Lieutenant Governor signs proclamations and other official documents.

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Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor