Harper Named Judy Guichon as B.C. Lieutenant Governor [October 1, 2012]
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
A beef cattle rancher was appointed as British Columbia’s newest 29th Lieutenant Governor. On Monday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Judy Guichon as Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in B.C. The appointment is a five year term and the role of the Lieutenant Governor is to act as the province’s vice-regal representative.
"Mrs. Guichon has dedicated herself to her community, province and country," Harper said in a release. "She is a leader in keeping British Columbia's agriculture and cattle industries environmentally sound and she has worked hard to promote and protect the ranchers of British Columbia."
Guichon, age 65 is the owner and operator of Gerard Guichon Ranch Limited in B.C’s Nicola Valley. Guichon was instrumental in introducing a holistic management method of raising beef cattle to B.C., she has also been very active in a number of organizations such as, the Fraser Basin Council of B.C., the Grasslands Council of B.C. and was president of the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association.