Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

The Honourable Anita R. Neville, P.C., O.M.

Reception in Honour of Assistant Commissioner Rob Hill, Commanding Officer of “D” Division, RCMP

Remarks by

The Honourable Anita Neville, P.C., O.M.

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba


Government House

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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Friends and fellow Manitobans, it’s such a pleasure to welcome you to Government House to recognize and celebrate Assistant Commissioner Rob Hill, and his service to the people of Manitoba, and Canada.

As Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, I acknowledge and honour that we are gathered on Treaty One land and in the heartland of the Red River Metis.

This beautiful and diverse province is also the ancestral and the present-day home of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene, and Inuit peoples.

In our work for justice, health and safety, we must all remain committed to listening, learning and working together in the spirit of reconciliation and healing for all.

In my time as Lieutenant Governor, I have had the good fortune to engage with Rob Hill on a number of significant occasions – at my installation, at each of the Throne Speeches I have presented, and of course at the change of command ceremony when he became commanding officer of the RCMP in Manitoba.

On those and other occasions, I’ve encountered a dedicated servant of the public peace, a leader of men and women, and a man who carries himself with professionalism and confidence and good humour.

I know that Rob’s career has taken him to many places in Canada, but I know as well that Manitoba has left a deep mark on him, through his time as a constable in Morris, as a general duty officer in Island Lake, and as an investigator and commanding officer in Winnipeg.

If you dusted Rob for prints, you’d see this province all over him.

As he makes Alberta his new home and new area of responsibility, he’ll carry a piece of our province with him, especially during football season when his beloved Blue Bombers are playing the Stampeders or the Elks.

And I’m equally certain that he has left his mark across Manitoba, through the leadership, mentorship and inspiration he has provided at all levels of the RCMP.

Rob, I am confident that I am joined by everyone else in this room in wishing you the very best in Alberta, and in offering our sincere appreciation for your thoughtful insights, and your dedication of energy and time to making our communities safe and healthy. Be safe.

Thank you. Merci. Meegwich. Shalom