The Lieutenant Governor plays an essential role in safeguarding the constitutional traditions and principles that stand at the heart of our Canadian system of government.
The Lieutenant Governor attends a wide range of ceremonies throughout the year to honour great Albertans from all regions and walks of life.
The Lieutenant Governor's social role includes welcoming members of the Royal family to Alberta, traveling throughout the province to celebrate special events and milestones, and serving as Honourary Patron to service and community organizations.
Alberta legislation and other documents often refer to "Lieutenant Governor in Council." This section explains the term and offers tips on directing your correspondence to the right office.
Granting Royal Assent to bills passed by the Legislative Assembly is one of the Lieutenant Governor's core constitutional duties.
The Lieutenant Governor's role is entrenched in history and tradition. A part of this are the symbols of the office, such as the vice-regal emblem, flag, and civil uniform, and the ceremonial protocols that should be followed.