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Council of the Ordre

The council of the Ordre de Montréal is made up of nine high-profile Montrealers who have distinguished themselves in a variety of fields. The council is presided over by two co-chairs – one man and one woman.

An essential role

The council plays an advisory role. Its main mandate is to review the files submitted following the annual call for nominations and to make recommendations for admission to the Ordre.

This role includes the assigning of a rank – commander, officer or knight – for each selected nominee, based on the scope of their achievements.

Council members will take into consideration the scope, originality and impact of the achievements on community life, as well as any specific factor deemed relevant.

The council may also make suggestions regarding the management of the Ordre and all matters intended to safeguard the prestige and reputation of the Ordre.

Medal recipients are named by the City’s executive committee, upon the recommendation of the mayor.

Equality, diversity, excellence

Establishment of the first council of the Ordre is completed. Special attention is being paid to gender equality, Montréal’s diversity and the Ordre’s values of excellence.

Council members are named by the executive committee, upon the recommendation of the mayor, for a term of three years, renewable for a second term. The term of the co-chairs is four years, renewable for a second term of two years.

The Honourable Louise Arbour and Mr. Bernard Voyer have accepted to co-chair the first council.