PM announces H. Frank Lewis as new Lieutenant Governor of PEI

Ottawa, Ontario
28 July 2011

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the appointment of H. Frank Lewis as Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.  Mr. Lewis, a respected broadcaster, was appointed by Governor General David Johnston on the advice of Prime Minister Harper. 

“Over a broadcasting career that spanned decades, Frank Lewis established himself as a leader in Prince Edward Island, one with a deep commitment to his family, community, and province,” Prime Minister Harper said.  “Along with his dedication and strong work ethic, Mr. Lewis brings a lifetime of experience in the province to this important role.” 

Mr. Lewis began his career at CFCY radio in Charlottetown in 1966, and retired 38 years later as Vice President and General Manager.  After his retirement, Mr. Lewis worked as a senior advisor for NewCap Radio, and in 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. 

Lieutenant Governors are appointed by His Excellency the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister.  They serve five-year terms, during which they act as their provinces’ vice-regal representatives.  Prime Minister Harper consulted Premier Robert Ghiz and Opposition Leader Olive Crane before selecting Mr. Lewis. 

The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to thank the Honourable Barbara Oliver Hagerman for her five years of tireless service as Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, which began in July 2006.