|His Honour the Honourable
|28th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec|
June 7, 2007 – 2015
|Governor General||Michaëlle Jean
|Preceded by||Lise Thibault|
|Succeeded by||J. Michel Doyon (appointed)|
February 27, 1940 |
La Malbaie, Quebec
|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.
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.
- 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.
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