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33 Canadians Honoured During a Presentation Ceremony of the Diamond Jubilee Medal at the Citadelle of Québec

Sunday, October 21, 2012 19:23
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2012) - The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was presented to 33 recipients from various walks of life during a presentation ceremony on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the ceremony.

The names of the recipients and their short citations are attached. Additional information about the Diamond Jubilee Medal program is available at

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Dr. Frederick Anderman, O.C.
Hampstead, Quebec
For his significant contributions to the treatment of epilepsy.
Michel Biron, C.M.
Nicolet, Quebec
For his contributions to the economic, community and cultural development of his region by supporting many organizations as well as many local artists.
André Bisson, O.C.
Baie d'Urfé, Quebec
For his professional and social involvement with numerous organizations.
The Honourable Roch Bolduc, O.C.
Québec, Quebec
For his career in Quebec's public service and serving the common good.
Paul G. Buissoneau, O.C.
Montréal, Quebec
For his multiple contributions to the performing arts.
The Honourable Claude Castonguay, C.C., O.Q.
Verdun, Quebec
In recognition of his important contribution to the welfare of Quebec society.
Raymond A.J. Chrétien, O.C.
Montréal, Quebec
For his brilliant diplomatic career of nearly forty years.
Dr. Richard Leign Cruess, O.C., O.Q.
Montréal, Quebec
In recognition of his innovations in the field of ethics in medicine.
Dr. Sylvia R. Cruess, O.C.
Montréal, Quebec
For the key role she played in drafting an international code of conduct for physicians.
Robert Després, O.C., G.O.Q.
Québec, Quebec
For his important contributions to Quebec's public service.
Jean-Pierre Dubuc, C.M.
Cap Rouge, Quebec
For his innovative contributions in the field of agriculture.
Julien Dufour, C.M., C.Q.
La Malbaie, Quebec
For his role in the economic and social development of Charlevoix.
Marcel E. Dutil, C.M., C.Q.
Outremont, Quebec
For his involvement in business and community activities.
Sheila B. Goldbloom, O.C., C.Q.
Montréal, Quebec
For her community involvement for more than forty-five years.
Dr. Victor Goldbloom, C.C., O.Q.
Montréal, Quebec
For his work in promoting Canada's linguistic duality.
Alex Harvey
St-Ferréol, Quebec
For his achievements as a cross-country skier on the national and international levels.
Laurent Lapierre, C.M.
Montréal, Quebec
For his contributions in the fields of education and management of the arts.
Ricardo Larrivée
Ville Lemoyne, Quebec
For his involvement with La Tablée des Chefs and his work with underprivileged kids.
Ophelia Lazaridis
Waterloo, Ontario
For her many philanthropic and community contributions.
John LeBoutillier, C.M.
Montréal, Quebec
In recognition of his leadership in business and his community involvement.
Alain Lefèvre, O.C., C.Q.
Montréal, Quebec
For his internationally acclaimed talent as a pianist and communicator.
Ginette Legendre
Lévis, Quebec
For her talents as an author of stories intended for children with health problems.
Margaret Lock, O.C., O.Q.
Westmount, Quebec
For her groundbreaking research in the field of medical anthropology.
Dr. Jonathan Larmonth Meakins, O.C.
Montréal, Quebec
For his internationally renowned expertise in the field of medical research.
Dominique Michel, O.C., C.Q.
Montréal, Quebec
For her dazzling career in all areas of the entertainment world and her support of the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation in the establishment of a cancerology centre.
Jean-Guy Paquet, C.C., G.O.Q.
Québec, Quebec
For his commitment and work in the fields of higher education, research and innovation.
Monique Plamondon, C.M.
Québec, Quebec
For her contribution to popular education and popular science in various fields.
Gino Quilico, O.C.
Beaconsfield, Quebec
For his many contributions as a celebrated opera singer.
Charles Robert Scriver, C.C.
Montréal, Quebec
For his significant work in the development of human genetics.
The Honourable Raymond C. Setlakwe, C.M.
Thetford Mines, Quebec
For his social involvement in numerous public and volunteer organizations.
Alain Stanké, C.M., C.Q.
Montréal, Quebec
For his impressive career as an author, producer, journalist and sculptor.
Mark A. Wainberg, O.C., O.Q.
Montréal, Quebec
For his major contributions to the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Vincent Warren, C.M.
Montréal, Quebec
For his legacy to the arts as one of Canada's greatest dance historians.


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