Lieutenant Governor

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR is the Crown's representative in BC and therefore, theoretically at least, is the ultimate authority in the province. The lt gov is appointed by the gov gen on the prime minister's advice and originally acted as the eyes and ears of the federal government in the province. Today the appointment includes informal consultation with the premier and the lt gov is no longer considered a creature of Ottawa. The lt gov appoints the government; convenes, prorogues and dismisses the...

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