Pierre Duchesne (born 1940) was the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and former secretary general of the National Assembly of Quebec. As lieutenant governor he was the viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada in the Province of Quebec. His appointment was made by Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean, on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, and announced on May 18, 2007.
|28th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec|
June 7, 2007 – September 24, 2015
|Governor General||Michaëlle Jean|
|Preceded by||Lise Thibault|
|Succeeded by||J. Michel Doyon|
|Born||February 27, 1940|
La Malbaie, Quebec
|Parents||Lorenzo Duchesne |
|Alma mater||Laval University|
|Profession||Notary, civil servant|
He had worked in the National Assembly since 1974 and served as its secretary general from 1984 to 2001.
He is the author of two important publications on Quebec parliamentary procedure, Recueil des décisions concernant la procédure parlementaire and La Procédure parlementaire du Québec.
On May 18, 2007, he was announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as the next Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, replacing outgoing Lieutenant Governor Lise Thibault. He was sworn in on June 7, 2007.
Titles, styles, honours, and awards
|Viceregal styles of|
|Reference style||His Honour the Honourable|
Son Honneur l'honorable
|Spoken style||Your Honour|
- February 27, 1940 – June 7, 2007: Mister/Monsieur Pierre Duchesne
- June 7, 2007 – September 24, 2015: His Honour the Honourable Pierre Duchesne, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
- September 24, 2015 – : The Honourable Pierre Duchesne
- Biography at official website
- The Canadian Press (May 18, 2007). "Pierre Duchesne appointed Quebec's new lieutenant-governor". CBC. Retrieved 2007-05-18.
- "Duchesne sworn in as Quebec's lieutenant-governor". CBC. June 7, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-07.
- "Pierre Duchesne". Public Register of Arms, Flags, and Badges. Canadian Heraldic Authority. Retrieved 6 October 2015.