Arthur Joseph LeBlanc
|33rd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia|
|Assumed office |
June 28, 2017
|Preceded by||John James Grant|
|Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia|
1998 – June 28, 2017
|Nominated by||Jean Chrétien|
|Born||1943 (age 75–76)|
West Arichat, Nova Scotia
|Spouse(s)||Rosemarie Patricia Lirette|
|Alma mater||St. Francis Xavier University|
Early life and education
Born in West Arichat, Nova Scotia, LeBlanc attended St. Francis Xavier University, in 1964 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and also a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Dalhousie University in 1968. He was admitted to the bar in November 1968.
Justice LeBlanc practiced law for 25 years, He concentrated his practice in civil litigation. In 1983, Justice LeBlanc was appointed as Queen's Counsel. In 1998, he was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on the advice of Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien
As Lieutenant Governor
LeBlanc was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia on June 14, 2017, by Governor General of Canada David Lloyd Johnston on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. LeBlanc was sworn in on June 28, 2017.
He is married to Rosemarie Patricia and together they have three sons.
- "Biographical Notes". Prime Minister of Canada's Office. June 14, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- "Prime Minister announces new Lieutenant Governor and new Territorial Commissioner". Prime Minister of Canada's Office. June 14, 2017. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
- "His Honour's Biography". Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
|Order of precedence|
Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada
| Order of precedence in Nova Scotia
as of 2017
Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia
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