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Elizabeth Dowdeswell Net Worth 2023, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Elizabeth Dowdeswell net worth

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Elizabeth Dowdeswell is a Canadian public servant who currently serves as the lieutenant governor of Ontario, the 29th since Canadian Confederation. She is the viceregal representative of the King in Right of Ontario.

Early life

NameElizabeth Dowdeswell
Net Worth$5 million
OccupationPublic servant
Age78 years
Elizabeth Dowdeswell net worth

Violet Elizabeth Dowdeswell Patton OC OOnt was born on November 9, 1944 (age 78 years) in Belfast, United Kingdom. She moved with her family to Canada in 1947, settling in rural Saskatchewan. Her father, Desmond Granville Patton (1920–2008), was a minister of the United Church of Canada. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and Utah State University, and she later became a teacher and university lecturer.

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Elizabeth Dowdeswell resigned from teaching and entered public service as a special assistant to Saskatchewan’s deputy education minister for two years (1976-78), then worked as deputy minister of culture and youth during the New Democratic Party government of Allan Blakeney. She was dismissed, along with other deputy ministers, after the Progressive Conservative government of Grant Devine took power in 1982.

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Dowdeswell held various positions in the federal public service during the 1980s, working at one point as assistant deputy minister at Environment Canada with responsibility for the Atmospheric Environment Service and negotiating the Framework Convention on Climate Change. She also led a public inquiry into Canada’s unemployment benefits program and federal water policy.

In 1992, Dowdeswell was selected to lead the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya, serving a full four-year term and a one-year extension until she resigned in 1998. From 1998 to 2010, she was an adjunct professor at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health at the University of Toronto, while also serving as founding president and CEO of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

She was the president and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies from 2010 until her appointment as Lieutenant Governor. Dowdeswell was appointed as lieutenant governor by Governor General David Johnston on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who selected Dowdeswell from a shortlist devised by the Advisory Committee on Vice-Regal Appointments.

On September 23, 2014, she was sworn in during a ceremony held at Queen’s Park in Toronto. She is the third woman to serve in the position, after Pauline Mills McGibbon and Hilary Weston. Dowdeswell declared in her installation address that she would not immediately espouse a particular area of focus during her time as lieutenant governor.

Elizabeth Dowdeswell said she would engage the people of Ontario, listening to their concerns and ideas. She has since adopted sustainability and “Ontario in the world” as personal themes. In addition, Dowdeswell has called herself Ontario’s unofficial “Storyteller-in-Chief”.

According to annual reports published on her office’s website, Dowdeswell has conducted, on average, more than 700 public engagements yearly as lieutenant governor, as well as numerous visits abroad to the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark. She has visited all of Ontario’s provincial electoral districts.

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On September 22, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the addition of Elizabeth Dowdeswell, alongside other Canadian lieutenant governors, to the country’s so-called stop list banning entry to Russian territory.


Elizabeth Dowdeswell is currently single and not married. However, she was married to her first husband at a young age but they later divorced. As as lieutenant governor in Canada, Dowdeswell is entitled to be styled “The Honourable” for life and “Her Honour the Honourable” while in office. As of March 2023, Elizabeth Dowdeswell has no husband.

Elizabeth Dowdeswell net worth

How much is Elizabeth Dowdeswell worth? Elizabeth Dowdeswell net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a public servant. Elizabeth Dowdeswell’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the richest and influential public servants in Canada. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.

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