On behalf of the government and people of Manitoba, I want to welcome and support the appointment of Philip Lee as the next lieutenant-governor of Manitoba.

For decades, Mr. Lee has played an integral role in Winnipeg’s cultural community and has been widely recognized for his efforts in promoting a positive cultural awareness among Canadians of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. As such, he is well prepared to assume this prominent role as the Queen’s representative in our province and will bring an exciting dynamic to this office. 

In welcoming Mr. Lee to his new position, I also want to thank His Honour Lt.-Gov. John Harvard for his service. For the past five years, Mr. Harvard has served in the position with dignity and distinction and has enriched the office he represented.