|Lieutenant Governor of Quebec|
Shield of the Lieutenant Governor
|Appointed by:||Michaëlle Jean|
as Governor General of Canada
|First viceroy:||Sir Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau|
|Formation:||July 1, 1867|
The Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (French (masculine): Lieutenant-gouverneur du Québec, or (feminine): Lieutenant-gouverneure du Québec) is the vice-regal representative of the Queen of Canada in the province of Quebec. Pierre Duchesne (born 1940 is the current Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and former secretary general of the National Assembly of Quebec. His Honour or Her Honour is an honorific prefix which is traditionally applied to certain classes of people in particular justices and Judges and Mayors The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to " The Hon Michaëlle Jean, CC CMM COM CD ʒɑ̃ (born September 6, 1957, in Port-au-Prince, The Governor General of Canada ( French: Gouverneure générale du Canada, or: Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative A viceroy is a royal official who governs a country or province in the name of and as representative of the Monarch. Sir Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau KCMG, QC ( October 20, 1808 &ndash September 14, 1894) was a Canadian Politician "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1867 ( MDCCCLXVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people A viceroy is a royal official who governs a country or province in the name of and as representative of the Monarch. TalkCommonewalth realm.-->The monarchy of Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk The role of the Lieutenant Governor is to carry out the constitutional and ceremonial duties of the monarch in the province. In Canada, the Lieutenant-Governor (lɛfˈtɛnənt often without a Hyphen) ( French: lieutenant-gouverneur, or: lieutenant-gouverneure The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area.
The Governor General appoints the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec on the advice of the Canadian Prime Minister . The Governor General of Canada ( French: Gouverneure générale du Canada, or: Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative The Prime Minister of Canada ( French: Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary Minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus There is no set limit to a Lieutenant Governor's term, the traditional description being "at Her Majesty's pleasure. At Her Majesty's pleasure ("His Majesty" when appropriate is a legal phrase that derives from the fact that the authority of the Law, including the courts "
The present Lieutenant Governor of Quebec is Pierre Duchesne, who has served in the role since July 7, 2007. Pierre Duchesne (born 1940 is the current Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and former secretary general of the National Assembly of Quebec.
Since 1867, twenty seven lieutenant governors have served Quebec; previously they acted as Lieutenant Governors of Canada East (1841-1867) and Lieutenant Governors of Lower Canada (1791-1841), and Governors of Quebec served as representative of the British Crown in the colony from 1760 to 1791. Before the British conquest of Quebec, 13 Governors General of New France (1663-1760), six Governors of New France (1627-1663), and seven Lieutenants General of New France (1541-1627), served as the King of France's viceroy. Governor General of New France was the vice-regal post in New France from 1663 until 1763. The Governor of New France was the Viceroy of the King of France in North America Lieutenant General of New France was the military post that governed early New France (and Acadia) from 1603 until 1627. A viceroy is a royal official who governs a country or province in the name of and as representative of the Monarch.
The appointment of Jean-Louis Roux as Lieutenant Governor of Quebec by Governor General Roméo LeBlanc, on the advice of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, stirred controversy as Roux was well known to have publicly supported the "yes" side of the second referendum on Quebec succession, and soon after he took up the post it was revealed that as a university student he had worn a swastika on his lab coat in protest of the proposal to invoke conscription for service in World War II. Jean-Louis Roux CC, CQ (born May 18, 1923) is a noted entertainer and playwright senator and briefly Lieutenant Governor of The Governor General of Canada ( French: Gouverneure générale du Canada, or: Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative Roméo-Adrien LeBlanc PC CC CMM ONB CD (born December 18, 1927 in Memramcook, The Prime Minister of Canada ( French: Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary Minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, (generally known as Jean Chrétien) (born January 11, 1934) is a Canadian politician who was the twentieth Prime The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second Referendum to ask voters in the Canadian province of Quebec whether Quebec should The swastika (from Sanskrit: svástika sa स्वस्तिक Hindu IS CORRECT if 'ि' is positioned incorrectly see -->) is A white coat or laboratory coat (abbreviated lab coat) is a knee-length overcoat/ Smock worn by professionals in the medical field or by those The Conscription Crisis of 1944 was a political and military crisis following the introduction of forced military service in Canada during World War II World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Roux resigned his post voluntarily. 
Lise Thibault, a former civil servant, was the first woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, from 1997 to 2007. Lise Thibault (born April 2, 1939) is a Canadian civil servant who was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Quebec on January See also Bureaucrat The term civil service has two distinct meanings Branch of governmental service in which individuals are hired on the basis The shortest mandate by a Lieutenant Governor of Quebec was Lomer Gouin, from January to March 1929, when he died in office. Sir Jean Lomer Gouin, PC, KCMG ( March 19 1861 &ndash March 28 1929) was a Canadian politician The longest was Hugues Lapointe, for 12 years between 1966 and 1978. Hughes Lapointe, PC, OC, CD ( March 3, 1911 &ndash November 13, 1982) was a Canadian lawyer
The Lieutenant Governor of Quebec is vested with a number of governmental duties, as well as being expected to undertake various ceremonial roles. The Lieutenant Governor, attends various functions throughout the province and abroad, either as the host or a guest of honour. The Lieutenant Governor undertook approximately 400 engagements each year in 2002, 2003 and 2004.  However, unlike the other Canadian provinces, there is no Throne Speech; instead a session of the National Assembly begins with the Opening Speech by the Premier.  The Lieutenant Governor is normally entitled to an audience with the sovereign, which usually occurs in the first year of their time in office, at Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch.
For more detailed information on the viceroy's responsibilities in Quebec see: Lieutenant Governor (Canada)
The Lieutenant Governor of Quebec bears a personal flag that consists of a blue field bearing the shield of the Arms of Her Majesty in Right of Quebec, surmounted by a crown, within a white disk. In Canada, the Lieutenant-Governor (lɛfˈtɛnənt often without a Hyphen) ( French: lieutenant-gouverneur, or: lieutenant-gouverneure The coat of arms of Quebec was adopted by order-in-council of the Quebec government on December 9, 1939, replacing the arms assigned by royal warrant of Along with the flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, the Quebec vice-regal flag is only one of two that differs from all the others in Canada.