Pierre Duchesne

The Honourable
Pierre Duchesne
28th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
June 7, 2007  September 24, 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
Personal details
Born (1940-02-27) February 27, 1940
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) 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.


Duchesne on Remembrance Day, 2010, receiving the vice-regal salute

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]

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]

Titles, styles, honours, and awards


Viceregal styles of
Pierre Duchesne
Reference style His Honour the Honourable
Son Honneur l'honorable
Spoken style Your Honour
Votre Honneur
Alternative style Sir



  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.
  4. "Pierre Duchesne". Public Register of Arms, Flags, and Badges. Canadian Heraldic Authority. Retrieved 6 October 2015.

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