Judy Foote will become the next Lieutenant-Governor #nlpoli


Judy Foote will become the next Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on Tuesday. The former Liberal MP will become the first woman to serve as Lieutenant-Governor.

Foote was the Liberal Member of Parliament for the ridings of Bonavista—Burin—Trinity from 2015 to 2017 and Random—Burin—St. George's from 2008 to 2015.

She was the federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement from 2015 to 2017.

On August 24, 2017, Foote announced her immediate resignation from cabinet and resigned as a Liberal MP for family reasons.

Foote will succeed Frank Fagan as the Lieutenant Governor. No date has been set yet.


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