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