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
In office
June 7, 2007 – 2015
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Michaëlle Jean
David Johnston
Premier Jean Charest
Pauline Marois
Philippe Couillard
Preceded by Lise Thibault
Succeeded by J. Michel Doyon (appointed)
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. He is 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.


With a Bachelor of Arts degree from the seminary of Chicoutimi and a licentiate in law from Laval University, Duchesne became a notary in Sept-Îles in 1966.[1]

Duchesne on Remembrance Day, 2010, receiving the 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.[2] He was sworn in on June 7, 2007.[3]


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


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

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