The two temporary members of the Advisory Committee for New Brunswick, Georgette Roy and Jean-Bernard Lafontaine, will join permanent members Kevin MacLeod (Chair), Robert Watt and Dr. Jacques Monet for this process. Georgette Roy
The Advisory Committee will consult with key stakeholders on prospective candidates and provide advice to the Prime Minister on the progress of committee deliberations. As a final step, the Advisory Committee will present a report to the Prime Minister with a shortlist of proposed candidates for consideration.
- In November 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the creation of a permanent new Advisory Committee on Vice-Regal Appointments.
- The non-partisan Advisory Committee is responsible for providing the Prime Minister with non-binding recommendations on the selection of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners.
- In addition to the Chair and the two permanent members, the Advisory Committee will include two temporary members who will be chosen from the jurisdiction of appointment in the case of Lieutenant Governor and Territorial Commissioner vacancies.
“Our Government is proud to have put in place a non-partisan process for selecting Lieutenant Governors. I am delighted to welcome Georgette Roy and Jean-Bernard Lafontaine as new members of this Committee. I am certain that their vast knowledge of the province along with the expertise of the permanent Committee members will result in outstanding candidates being put forward for the position of Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.” – Prime Minister Stephen Harper