Patron: His Honour, The Honourable Arthur J. Leblanc, ONS, QC, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia
Arthur Joseph LeBlanc was installed as the 33rd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia on June 28, 2017.
His Honour was born in West Arichat, Nova Scotia in 1943 and attended primary and secondary schools in that region. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and he earned a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Dalhousie University in 1968. Following graduation, he was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in November 1968.
His Honour practiced law for over 30 years, initially as an associate of Vincent deP Burke and subsequently as senior partner of the law firm LeBlanc MacDonald and Pickup and this firm was succeeded by LeBlanc MacDonald. He maintained a solicitor’s practice and subsequently concentrated his practice in civil litigation. In 1983, His Honour was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in recognition of his distinguished law career.
While practicing law, His Honour served as a Director with several corporations and development authorities. He was also active with the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Strait of Canso Barristers’ Society.
In 1998, he was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (General Division) and served on the bench until he was installed as Lieutenant Governor.
His Honour is the Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia and is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
His Honour is married to Her Honour Rosemarie Patricia (Patsy) LeBlanc (nee Lirette), who was born in Beresford, New Brunswick. Together, they have three grown sons, Pierre, André, and Robert. They have six grandchildren.
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Vice-Patron: Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay, OMM, CD, Commander 5th Canadian Division
Brigadier-General Derek Macaulay enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces under the Officer Candidate Training Program in 1989 and was commissioned as an armoured officer into the Lord Strathcona’ s Horse (Royal Canadians).
Throughout his career, BGen Macaulay has held many command and staff positions from Troop to Regimental level. Most notably, he had the privilege to command his Squadron, as part of the German-led Kabul Multinational Brigade in Afghanistan (2004) and commanding the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) (2008 to 2010). During his tenure, the Regiment deployed consecutive Armoured Squadrons in support of all Battle Groups in Afghanistan (Operation Athena) while deploying the remainder of the unit as Task Force Vancouver supporting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during the 2010 Winter Olympics (Operation Podium).
BGen Macaulay has several operational tours including the United Nations Protection Force in Visoko, Bosnia (1994), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Stabilization Force in Zgon Bosnia (2000) and International Stabilization Assistance Force (2004).
BGen Macaulay’s staff assignments have included tours with The British Columbia Regiment in Vancouver, British Columbia (1995 to 1999), Land Force Western Area Headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta (2001 to 2003), the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Group (International) and Canadian Expeditionary Command Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario (2005 to 2007) and Chief of Staff of Land Force Western Area (2010 to 2013).
BGen Macaulay commanded the 3rd Canadian Division Support Group from May 2013 to March 2015. He deployed as the Chief of Staff, Coalition Joint Land Force Component Command in Iraq (Operation Impact) from April 2015 until his appointment as the Chief of Staff Army Strategy in June 2016.
On 01 May 2017, he also assumed the position of Commander 5th Canadian Division.