September 05, 2007

Aboriginal becomes lieutenant-governor

Chief appointed lieutenant-governorSteven Point, the Sto:lo chief and provincial court judge who has led the B.C. Treaty Commission for the past two years, has been appointed B.C.’s 28th lieutenant-governor.

The mainly ceremonial job as the Queen’s representative in B.C. is picked by the prime minister. Point replaces Iona Campagnolo, the Trudeau-era cabinet minister who has served as B.C.’s head of state since 2001.

The Chilliwack-born Point was appointed to the provincial court in 1999. He is a grand chief of the Sto:lo Tribal Council in the Fraser Valley.

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