Judith Guichon appointed B.C. lieutenant governor
Prime MinisterStephen Harper has appointed Judith Guichon as the lieutenant governor of British Columbia.
Guichon succeeds Steven Point, who served five years as the Queen's representative in the province.
The owner of Gerard Guichon Ranch Limited in the Nicola Valley, Guichon recently wrapped up a two-year term as the president of the British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association.
“Mrs. Guichon has dedicated herself to her community, province and country,” Harper said in a news release today (October 1). “She is a leader in keeping British Columbia’s agriculture and cattle industries environmentally sound and she has worked hard to promote and protect the ranchers of British Columbia.”
In a statement today, B.C. premier Christy Clark congratulated Guichon on her appointment.
"She has a deep appreciation for the history and traditions of British Columbia and has spent a lifetime ensuring that we all stay connected to our roots - particularly through her work with the BC Cattlemen's Association," Clark said.
On the Government House website, Point thanked everyone who made his time as the vice-regal representative an "unforgettable and inspirational five years".
"It has been one of the great honours of my life to serve as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. There are few honours that can match the privilege of representing one's people and I remain humbled and thankful for having had this opportunity," Point wrote.