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Addressing Dignitaries and People of Title

The following information is prepared as a general, practical guide for the forms of address most likely to be encountered in Saskatchewan, and is revised periodically.

For more detailed information on forms of address for other groups (such as those in our order of precedence), please contact the Protocol Office.

This document does not accurately reflect the order of precedence of the province for ease of grouping.

The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

The Lieutenant Governor is The Queen’s direct representative in Saskatchewan and exercises most of his/her functions as Head of State within provincial jurisdiction.

Full title is:

“Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, S.O.M., S.V.M., Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan”

Address: Government House
4607 Dewdney Avenue
REGINA SK S4T 1B7

In conversation: “Your Honour” first, then “Sir/Madam/Mr./Mrs./Ms. (name)”
In letters: “Your Honour” or “My dear Lieutenant Governor”.

The spouse of the Lieutenant Governor is referred to as:

“His Honour Mr. Gordon Schofield”

In conversation: “Your Honour” first, then “Sir/Madam/Mr./Mrs./Ms. (name)”.
In letters: “Your Honour” or Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss (name)”.

The Lieutenant Governor is styled “Her/His Honour” only during the time in office, but retains the title “Honourable” for life.

The spouse of the Lieutenant Governor is styled “His/Her Honour” during the time in office.

In Canada, Lieutenant is pronounced “leftenant”.

Provincial Government

Premier

Full title is:

“The Honourable Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan”

The Premier is referred to as above, or as “Premier”, “Premier Wall”, or “Mr. Wall”. In some cases, reference may be made to his constituency: “The Honourable Brad Wall, Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.) for Swift Current”.

(The Premier also holds the title of “President of the Executive Council”.)

In conversation: “Premier” first, then “Mr. Wall”.
In letters: “Dear Premier”.
(Avoid “Mr. Premier”.)

The Premier retains the title “Honourable” only while in office (unless appointed to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada).

Cabinet Ministers

Cabinet Ministers are referred to as:

“The Honourable (full name), Minister of ______”

In a constituency context, they may be referred to as: “The Honourable (full name), M.L.A. for ______”.

In conversation: “Minister” first, then “Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss (name)”.
In letters: “Dear Minister”.
(Avoid “Mr. or Madam Minister”)

Provincial cabinet ministers retain the title “Honourable” only while in office.

The title “Honourable”, as an adjective, is only used with the person's full name (i.e. first name and surname) or initials (or other titles). For example: the Honourable (full name). It is incorrect to use the title immediately before the person's last name, i.e. “Honourable (name)” in conversation or writing.

Speaker

Full title is:

“The Honourable Dan D’Autremont, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly”

In conversation: “Mr. Speaker”.
In letters: “Dear Mr. Speaker”.

The Speaker retains the title “Honourable” only while in office.

Leader of the Opposition

Full title is:

“Mr. Trent Wotherspoon, Leader of the Opposition”

In conversation: “Mr. Wotherspoon”.
In letters: “Dear Mr. Wotherspoon”.

Members of the Legislative Assembly

Refer to as:

“Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss (full name), M.L.A. for (constituency name)”.

In conversation: “Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss (name)”.
In letters: “Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss (name)”.

Former Premiers

Former Premiers are referred to as “Mr./Dr./The Reverend”

Example: “Dr. D. Grant Devine” or “The Reverend Lorne Calvert”.

If a former Premier had been appointed as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, a life appointment, the title “Honourable” is used as well as the post nominal letters “P.C.” These are retained for life. For example: “The Honourable Roy Romanow, P.C.”

Municipal Government

Mayor

Full title is:

“His/Her Worship (name), Mayor of (place)”

In conversation or at official occasions: “Your Worship” first, then “Mayor Fougere”.
In letters: “Dear Sir/Madam” or “Dear Mr./Madam Mayor”.

Inside address for letters and envelopes: “His/Her Worship (name), Mayor of (municipality)”.

Alderman or Councillor (cities, towns and villages); Reeve or Councillor (rural municipalities)

Form of address is:

“Alderman/Councillor/Reeve (name)”

In conversation: “Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss (name)”.
In letters: “Dear Alderman/Councillor/Reeve (name)” or “Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss (name)”.

Judiciary

Superior courts of Saskatchewan

Chief Justice of Saskatchewan

Full title is:

“The Honourable Robert Richards, Chief Justice of Saskatchewan”

In conversation: “Mr. Chief Justice” first, then “Sir” or “Mr. Richards”.
In letters: “Dear Chief Justice Richards”.

Chief Justice, Court of Queen's Bench

Full title is:

“The Honourable Martel D. Popescul, Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench”

In conversation: “Mr. Chief Justice (Popescul)”.
In letters: “Dear Chief Justice”, “Dear Sir”, or “Dear Chief Justice Popescul”.

Judges of Superior Courts

Appeal Court, Superior Court and Court of the Queen's Bench

Full title is:

“The Honourable (full name) Judge of_______________ ”.

In conversation: “Mr./Madam Justice (name)”.
In letters: “Dear Mr./Madam Justice (name)”.

Provincial Court of Saskatchewan (Provincially appointed)

Chief Judge

Full title is:

“The Honourable J.A. Plemel, Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan”

In conversation: “Chief Judge Plemel”.
In letters: “Dear Chief Judge Plemel”.

Judges

Full title is:

“The Honourable (full name), Provincial Court of Saskatchewan”

In conversation: “Judge (name)”.
In letters: “Dear Judge (name)”.

Note:

  1. The Table of Titles to be used in Canada now recognizes the title “Honourable” for provincially/territorially appointed judges. The courtesy title “Your Honour” is no longer appropriate given an official title has been granted.
  2. Federally appointed judges are eligible to be granted permission by the Governor General in the name of The Queen to retain the title “Honourable” after retirement. However, they cease to be styled “Chief Justice” or “Mr./Madam Justice”. Retired provincial court judges do not retain the title "Honourable".

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