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Murphy named new lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 10:14 AM | By John Chunn


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sept. 5 announced the appointment of Brenda Murphy as the new lieutenant- governor of New Brunswick.

According to the press release from the Prime Minister’s Office, a long-time social justice advocate, Murphy has dedicated her life to serving the public, advancing gender equality and ending poverty.

She led a women’s empowerment network in her province for two decades, and has served on advisory councils on poverty and the status of women at the federal and provincial levels. She also served her community for three terms as a municipal councillor.

As a volunteer, Murphy has worked with a variety of organizations and councils supporting housing, justice, and equality for women. Her appointment follows that of the former Lt-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, who passed away last month following a battle with cancer.

“Ms. Murphy has decades of experience advancing gender equality and helping to lift people out of poverty,” said Trudeau. “I know she will continue to make important contributions to the future of her province and our country, and serve the people of New Brunswick well as their new lieutenant-governor.”