OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as Alberta’s new lieutenant-governor.
When she formally takes over the role, Lakhani will become Canada’s first Muslim lieutenant-governor.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the appointment of Salma Lakhani as the new Lieutenant Governor of Alberta: https://t.co/Y9No0UJI82
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She replaces Lois Mitchell as the Queen’s representative in the province.
Lakhani has been long recognized for her work and philanthropy in a range of fields, including health care and human rights.
She has mentored young students with English as a second language and helped steer a committee dedicated to helping vulnerable women gain access to education.
Lakhani was born in Uganda and has an honours degree in clinical biochemistry from the University of Manchester.