PM announces John James Grant as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

Ottawa, Ontario
16 February 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the appointment of Brigadier-General John James Grant as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

“With five decades of dedicated service in the Canadian Armed Forces, General Grant has established himself as an exemplary citizen in Nova Scotia – one who is devoted to his community, his province, and his country,” said the Prime Minister. “He brings to this important role a lifetime of skills and experiences that will serve the country well.”

During his 50-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces, General Grant served in a variety of leadership roles, including as Deputy Commander and Area Commander of the Atlantic Militia Area, as Senior Reserve Advisor to the Commander Force Mobile Command, and as Special Projects Officer on the Chief of Reserves Council at National Defence Headquarters. He retired from the military in 1989.

Lieutenant Governors are appointed by His Excellency the Governor General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.  They serve five-year terms, during which they act as their provinces’ vice-regal representatives. 

Prime Minister Harper also took the opportunity to thank the Honourable Mayann E. Francis for her five years of tireless service as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, which began in September 2006.