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  Weekly Feature (October 15, 2007)


BC's New Lieutenant Governor


BCís new Lieutenant Governor is Steven Point a member of the Skowdale First Nation. He became BCís 28th Lieutenant Governor on October 1, 2007.

"Steven Point's contributions as a provincial court judge, the Chief Commissioner of the British Columbia Treaty Commission, and an elected Chief of the Skowdale First Nation speak to his commitment to the people of British Columbia," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement.

The Chilliwack-born judge, who is in his mid-fifties, was appointed to the provincial bench in 1999. Point is one of a handful of First Nations judges in Canada.

Steven Point replaces Iona Campagnolo, who went beyond her five-year term and is stepping down after six years.

The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia is the representative of the monarch of Canada in the province of British Columbia. The role of the Lieutenant Governor is to carry out the constitutional and ceremonial duties of the monarch in the province.

The Governor General appoints the Lieutenant Governor of BC on the advice of the Prime Minister, and in consultation with the Premier of British Columbia.

The Lieutenant Governorís role is largely ceremonial, symbolic, and cultural. This includes representing British Columbia across Canada and around the world. Steven Point is looking forward to traveling around BC to meet the people.

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