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Hon. David C. Onley

28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (2007-2014)

Following a career in television broadcasting, the Hon. David C. Onley was Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor from 2007 to 2014. As Ontario’s first physically disabled viceregal representative—Mr. Onley contracted polio as a child and became partially paralyzed—he has sought to raise awareness of accessibility issues and increase opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Besides representing the Queen and acting to fulfil constitutional obligations, Mr. Onley undertakes hundreds of engagements each year, travelling around the province to meet with citizens, listening to their concerns, encouraging service, and recognizing excellence.

To keep up with Mr. Onley, visit or find him on Twitter.