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Call for candidates for the Ordre de Montréal 2019: Montréal is looking for Montrealers who have made a remarkable contribution to the city’s development

Montreal, September 4 2018 - Mayor  Valérie Plante announced today a call for candidates for the Ordre de Montréal. The award, created in 2017, is presented on May 17 each year, the anniversary date of Montréal’s founding, to 17 people who have made a remarkable contribution to the city.

“The Ordre de Montréal is the highest possible distinction to recognize residents’ contribution to Québec’s largest city. It honours exceptional people who shape Montréal’s identity through their talents, values and actions, both in economic and social development, sports or the arts. I encourage the entire population to suggest a candidate who, through his or her engagement, is a source of inspiration and contributes to the development of our community. Tell us about an exceptional Montrealer that you know!” said Mayor Plante.

Residents and organizations in Montréal have until October 31, 2018 to propose a candidate. They should use the online form available at: ville.montreal.qc.ca/ordre

Recipients will be honoured on May 17 at a ceremony at city hall. In 2018, l'Ordre de Montréal with the title of commander to Ms. Louise Roy, Dr. Michel Chrétien and Mr. Richard Pound; with the title of officer to Ms.  Joséphine Bacon, Ms. Angèle Dubeau, the honourable Marisa Ferretti Barth, Dr. Ratna Ghosh, Mr. Jacques Girard and Mr. Morton Minc; with the title of knight/dame to Ms.  Sabariah Binti Hussein, Ms.  Anik Bissonnette and Ms.  Nathalie Bondil, as well as Mr. Pascal Assathiany, Mr. Doudou Boicel, Mr. Louis Vachon, Mr. Jonathan Wener and jointly to Mr. Michel Lemieux and Mr. Victor Pilon. 

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