Philip S. Lee
Philip S. Lee
|24th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba|
August 4, 2009 – June 19, 2015
|Governor General||Michaëlle Jean
|Preceded by||John Harvard|
|Succeeded by||Janice Filmon|
May 5, 1944 |
Philip S. Lee, CM OM (born May 5, 1944; Chinese: 李紹麟) was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. He received the Order of Canada in 1999 and The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Lee migrated to Canada in 1962 to study in the University of Manitoba. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1966 and a public administration diploma in 1977. In 1967 he was hired by the City of Winnipeg as a research chemist. He helped organize the Chinese pavilion in the first Folklorama in 1970 and later became Vice President of the Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg. In the 1977 Manitoba general election, Lee ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Winnipeg Centre where he lost to Bud Boyce of the Manitoba New Democratic Party. Lee was on Winnipeg's Refugee Assistance Committee from 1979 to 1986. He also advocated the construction of the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre in the Dynasty Building, the Chinese Gate and Garden, and the Mandarin Building in Winnipeg.
His appointment as Lieutenant Governor was made by Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean, on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, on June 19, 2009. Upon assuming the office on August 4, 2009, Lee became the 24th Lieutenant Governor of the province.
- "It's an Honour: Find a Recipient – Philip S. Lee, C.M., B.Sc., M.C.I.C.". The Governor General of Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- The Order of Manitoba Act, S.M. 1999, c. 27, s. 4, 6(1), as amended by S.M. 2001, c. 47 and S.M. 2010, c. 14 and S.M. 2011, c. 16, s. 45. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- Ming Pao Toronto
- Marshall, Alison R. (December 22, 2009). "A Conversation with Winnipeg's Chinese Canadian Duet" (fee required). Manitoba History. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Historical Society (62): 35–39. ISSN 0226-5036. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- "Backgrounder: Philip S. Lee, C.M.". Office of the Prime Minister. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
- Rabson, Mia (June 19, 2009). "PM names Lee as Manitoba's new Lieutenant Governor". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved August 4, 2009.
- Canada News Centre
- Owen, Bruce (August 5, 2009). "Province makes history: First Lt.-Gov. of Chinese descent". Winnipeg Free Press. section A, p. 5. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- Canadian Heraldic Authority (August 20, 2010). "The Public Register of Arms, Flags, and Badges of Canada > Philip Siu Lun LEE". Queen's Printer for Canada. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
|Order of precedence|
as the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
|Order of precedence in Manitoba
as the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
as the 18th Premier of Manitoba