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New Saskatchewan lieutenant-governor says she's humbled and excited

03/22/2012 03:08 EDT | Updated 05/22/2012 05:12 EDT
REGINA - Saskatchewan's new lieutenant-governor says she's excited to begin her term during the Queen's diamond jubilee.

Vaughn Solomon Schofield (SKOH'-field) mentioned the monarch's 60-year reign as she was sworn in as the Queen's representative during a ceremony at the legislature.

Solomon Schofield says she is humbled and deeply grateful.

The new lieutenant-governor says she also plans to focus on a few personal themes.

She says she will honour the contribution of the Canadian Forces.

A lieutenant-governor is appointed by the federal government for a minimum of five years, but there is no fixed term of office.