New Lieutenant Governor will take oath in Tignish

Antoinette Perry

Prince Edward Island's new Lieutenant Governor will be sworn-in outside Charlottetown for the first time in history.

Antoinette Perry officially takes office as the province's 42nd Lieutenant Governor on October 20, 2017 at the Tignish Parish Centre.

"This will be an historic day for Prince Edward Island as we welcome our new Lieutenant Governor, plus she will take the oath in her home community," Premier Wade MacLauchlan said. "Our province is privileged to have Ms. Perry as our next Lieutenant Governor, just as we have been honoured to have His Honour, Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis, in the position for these past six years."

Premier MacLauchlan will formally represent the Government of Prince Edward Island, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay will represent the Government of Canada. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.

Invitations to friends and family members will be sent to accommodate as many people as possible. There will be a public reception at the Tignish Heritage Inn and Gardens following the ceremony.

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