Antoinette Perry (vicereine)

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Antoinette Perry

29th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
Assumed office
October 20, 2017
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralJulie Payette
PremierWade MacLauchlan
Dennis King
Preceded byH. Frank Lewis
Personal details
Born1953 or 1954 (age 64–65)
Tignish, Prince Edward Island[citation needed]
Alma materUniversité de Moncton (1976)
ProfessionSchoolteacher, church organist

Antoinette Perry, OPEI (born 1953 or 1954)[1] is a Canadian former schoolteacher and the 29th and current Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island since 2017, acting as the province's viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada. She was appointed on September 14, 2017, by Governor General of Canada David Johnston on the constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau,[2][3][4] and was sworn in on October 20, 2017, succeeding H. Frank Lewis.[5] Perry's swearing in ceremony took place in Tignish, Prince Edward Island, marking the first time a PEI lieutenant governor was sworn in outside of the province's capital, Charlottetown.[6]

Perry is an Acadian who taught as a schoolteacher for 32 years after attaining a bachelor's degree in music education at the Université de Moncton in 1976, and has also served as the church organist at St. Simon & St. Jude Church in Tignish.[4][7] Perry, who is single, is the first unmarried lieutenant governor of Prince Edward Island.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Laforest, Jacinthe (September 19, 2017). "Antoinette Perry deviendra lieutenante-gouverneure de l'Î.-P.-É" [Antoinette Perry will become the Lieutenant Governor of PEI]. La Voix Acadienne (in French). Archived from the original on 2017-09-30. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Antoinette Perry appointed lieutenant-governor of P.E.I." CBC News. September 14, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-09-15. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Justin Trudeau names Antoinette Perry new P.E.I. lieutenant-governor". The Guardian. September 14, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-09-14. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Acadian church organist named 42nd lieutenant-governor of Prince Edward Island". National Post. September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Gill, Jordan (October 6, 2017). "New lieutenant-governor to be sworn in outside Charlottetown". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2017-10-07. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "New P.E.I. lieutenant-governor will be sworn in Oct. 20 in Tignish". The Guardian. October 6, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-10-06. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Prime Minister announces new Lieutenant Governor for Prince Edward Island". CNW Group. September 14, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-09-15. Retrieved September 14, 2017.