Governor Douglas to receive the Ordre national du Quebec

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas will be awarded the Ordre national du Québec (the National Order of Quebec) during a ceremony at the National Assembly of Québec on Thursday, March 11. The Ordre national du Québec is the highest honor awarded by the government of Québec.  Instituted in 1984, it consists of three grades – Grand Officer, Officer and Knight – and is presented to Quebecers for outstanding achievements and actions that support Québec, its language and culture.  The Premier of Québec may recommend an eminent individual who is not a Québec resident to be awarded the Ordre.  Governor Douglas will be awarded the Officer’s Insignia.Others who have received the Ordre include former French President Jacques Chirac, scientist and entrepreneur Francesco Bellini, hockey stars Mario Lemieux and Maurice “Rocket” Richard and singer Celine Dion.  For more information about the Ordre national du Québec you can visit http://www.ordre-national.gouv.qc.ca/(link is external).Source: Governor’s office. 3.9.2010.###last_img

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