Collections of the Nova Scotia Legislative Library
Proclamation, Honourable Myra Freeman - appointment of the first woman Lieutenant Governor
May 17, 2000
When Myra Freeman was sworn in and installed as the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia since Confederation, she became the first woman to hold that office; additionally, she was the first Jewish Lieutenant Governor in Canada. During her term as Lieutenant Governor she was Honorary Patron of more than 50 not-for-profit organizations. She actively encouraged youth to take an interest in Canadian heritage, volunteerism, and leadership in public service. More than ever before Government House, the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor, became open to Nova Scotians to attend various events. She travelled throughout the province while encouraging Nova Scotians to contribute to their communities.
Documents from 2000
Honourable Myra Freeman, portrait - first woman Lieutenant Governor
Debates of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, Elder Noel Knockwood – welcome and congratulations by members of the Assembly as the first Aboriginal Sergeant-at-Arms
Elder Noel Knockwood, portrait - first Aboriginal Sergeant-at-Arms