Russ Mirasty was installed as the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan during a ceremony at the Legislative Building today.
“Mr. Mirasty has dedicated his life to serving Saskatchewan and Canada,” Premier Scott Moe said. “His background as an exceptional leader with deep roots throughout Saskatchewan will be an asset to our province, our country and most importantly to our citizens. On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan and the people of this province, I offer Mr. Mirasty my congratulations and welcome him to this esteemed role.”
The installation ceremony, which complements Mirasty’s swearing-in last July, was followed by the inspection of an honour guard by the Lieutenant Governor and a fly past from 15 Wing Moose Jaw. As Lieutenant Governor, Mirasty is the personal representative of the Queen of Canada in the province, and is responsible for granting Royal Assent to provincial laws, as well as summoning and dissolving the provincial legislature. Under the Canadian Constitution, lieutenant governors are appointed by the federal government for a minimum of five years; however, there is no fixed term of office.