Pierre Duchesne

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For the current member of the National Assembly of Quebec, see Pierre Duchesne (politician).
His Honour the Honourable
Pierre Duchesne
Pierre Duchesne 2009-11-11.JPG
28th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
Assumed office
June 7, 2007
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Michaëlle Jean
David Johnston
Premier Jean Charest
Pauline Marois
Philippe Couillard
Preceded by Lise Thibault
Personal details
Born (1940-02-27) February 27, 1940 (age 75)
La Malbaie, Quebec
Spouse(s) Ginette Lamoureux
Parents Lorenzo Duchesne
Anne-Marie Bouchard
Alma mater Laval University
Profession Notary, civil servant

Pierre Duchesne (born 1940) is the 28th and current Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and former secretary general of the National Assembly of Quebec.


A licentiate in Law from Laval University, Pierre Duchesne had been a notary in Sept-Îles in 1966.

Pierre Duchesne on Remembrance Day, 2010, receiving vice-regal salute.

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.[1] He was sworn in on June 7, 2007.[2]


The Lieutenant Governor is the direct Vice-Regal representative of Queen Elizabeth II. He is styled His Honour while in office and The Honourable for life.


  1. ^ The Canadian Press (May 18, 2007). "Pierre Duchesne appointed Quebec's new lieutenant-governor". CBC. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Duchesne sworn in as Quebec's lieutenant-governor". CBC. June 7, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 

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