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Ontario's incoming LG says environment, culture close to her

David Onley's replacement answers questions the day after her appointment

Elizabeth Dowdeswell says she's happy Prime Minister Stephen Harper chose her as Ontario's lieutenant-governor eve  though they may not see eye-to-eye on some issues.

The veteran civil servant and environmentalist, who's also served as undersecretary general of the United Nations, helped write a report that concluded Alberta's oilsands may be a big threat to the  environment.

Dowdeswell says Canada is a country like no other and being able  to be in the position of vice-regal and celebrate Ontario will come  very easily to her.

She says she's not sure what her priorities will be yet, but  issues like arts, culture and the environment are close to her  heart.

The 69-year-old is from Saskatchewan, but says she spent half of  her life in Ontario and considers it her home.

Dowdeswell, who is lieutenant-governor-designate until she is  sworn in, replaces Lt.-Gov. David Onley, who held the position for  nearly seven years.

No date has been set for Dowdeswell's swearing in.

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