Lt. Governor Dowdeswell and President LipinskiThe Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell (left), Lieutenant
Governor of Ontario and MNO President Gary Lipinski.

On April 27, 2016, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Gary Lipinski met with the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, for the second time. Her Honour requested the meeting to congratulate President Lipinski on his tremendous leadership as President of the MNO.

“You have dedicated yourself for over two decades to improving the quality of life for many,” stated Her Honour. “Through the MNO, you have contributed to achievements that are of historical significance to our province, as well a source of great pride among all Ontarians.”

Her Honour has shown particular interest in the Métis and has attended several events with the Métis Nation of Ontario including the 2015 Louis Riel ceremony in Toronto as well as a meeting in Fort Frances in August 2015. Reminiscing on this meeting, Her Honour stated, “I enjoyed our meeting when I was in Fort Frances and to learning more about Métis issues in our province.”

Earlier this year on February 26, 2016, Her Honour presented the MNO with the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Trust Award for Community Leadership at Queen’s Park in Toronto.

Published on: April 28, 2016