Roles of the Lieutenant Governor

Constitutional Role

The Lieutenant Governor plays an essential role in safeguarding the constitutional traditions and principles that stand at the heart of our Canadian system of government.

Ceremonial Role

The Lieutenant Governor attends a wide range of ceremonies throughout the year to honour great Albertans from all regions and walks of life.

Social Role and Patronage

The Lieutenant Governor's social role includes welcoming members of the Royal family to Alberta, traveling throughout the province to celebrate special events and milestones, and serving as Honourary Patron to service and community organizations.

Lieutenant Governor in Council

Alberta legislation and other documents often refer to "Lieutenant Governor in Council." This section explains the term and offers tips on directing your correspondence to the right office.