Anita Neville named new lieutenant-governor of Manitoba

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WINNIPEG — Former Liberal member of Parliament Anita Neville has been named Manitoba's next lieutenant-governor.

In announcing the appointment, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Neville has long been a champion for the people of her community, her province and country.

Neville held the Winnipeg South Centre seat from 2000 to 2011, when she lost to Conservative Joyce Bateman.

She will be the first Jewish lieutenant-governor of Manitoba and the third woman to hold the role.

Neville replaces current Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon, who has held the position since 2015.

Lieutenant-governors are appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the recommendation of the Prime Minister

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 15, 2022.

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