Saskatchewan has a new lieutenant-governor.
77-year-old W. Thomas Molloy became the 22nd lieutenant-governor during a ceremony at the Saskatchewan Legislature Wednesday morning.
He replaces Vaughn Solomon Schofield, who has held the position since 2012.
Molloy admitted his agenda for his five-year term has not been finalized yet, but one thing he wants to see is improved relations with the indigenous community.
“We haven’t identified yet what specifically we want to do, but it is important to start reconciliation with all the people of Saskatchewan which obviously will help improve our province, and our economy.
As he takes over the role, he says it is something he is more than ready to embrace.
“It’s an incredible experience, and a great honour.” Molloy stated moments after officially being named to the position. “It is something I would have never dreamt about achieving. I never thought I would be joining those who have already served in this position.”
The Saskatoon-born Molloy is an author, and a former chancellor at the University of Saskatchewan.
(with files from David Boles)