Edith Dumont to be Installed as Ontario’s 30th Lieutenant Governor

Madame Dumont will be the first Francophone Lieutenant Governor in province’s history

September 26, 2023

Office of the Premier

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TORONTO — The installation ceremony of Madame Edith Dumont as Ontario’s 30th Lieutenant Governor will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 in the Queen’s Park Legislative Chamber.

Further and more detailed information about the installation will be released at a later date.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell continues in office as Lieutenant Governor until the installation of Madame Dumont.


“For nine years, it has been my honour to serve as the Crown’s Representative in Ontario. In our communities and on the world stage, Ontarians have inspired me daily by their strong civic spirit and dedication to better futures for all. I can think of no higher privilege than encouraging our province to realize the best version of itself: a resilient, inclusive Ontario committed to sustainability, reconciliation, and the safeguarding of democracy. I am confident that Ontario will be well-served by our 30th Lieutenant Governor, Madame Edith Dumont. I extend my best wishes for her success and happiness in the next chapters of Ontario’s shared story.”

– The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“I want to congratulate Madame Edith Dumont on her appointment as the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. I look forward to working with Madame Dumont and wish her the best of luck in her new role. I also want to express my gratitude to outgoing Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, for her years of dedicated service to the people of Ontario.”

– Doug Ford
Premier of Ontario

“I am deeply honoured to be appointed Ontario’s 30th Lieutenant Governor, representing His Majesty the King. I am especially proud to be the first Francophone in Ontario’s history to hold this position. I look forward to connecting with people across the province, and I will serve our communities with pride and civic spirit. I would also like to acknowledge the remarkable work of the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, who will be a source of inspiration for me in this new role.”

– Edith Dumont
Lieutenant Governor-designate

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