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Pierre-Carl Pillado has been named an Officer of the National Order of Quebec

Pierre-Carl Pillado has been named an Officer of the National Order of Quebec

The commitment and boldness of Pierre-Carl Pillado was underlined by François Legault, who presented him with an officer’s badge of the National Order of Quebec during a ceremony on Wednesday in Parliament.

In a humorous speech, the Prime Minister emphasized the “fantastic” career path of the President and CEO of Kibekor City, in the worlds of business, media and culture.

Recalling the professional career of Pierre-Carl Pillado and his rise within the company he inherited from his father, François Legault praised the businessman’s nationalism, referring in particular to the takeover of Videotron, “which allowed Quebec to retain and control its head office and a very important media in Quebec.”

But above all, for his social commitment and his contribution to the promotion of Quebec culture, the Prime Minister wanted to pay homage to Pierre-Carl Pillado.

“You personally see the Quebec social commitment each year to just over 400 organizations in Quebec. You also make it your duty to contribute to the promotion of Quebec culture and our beautiful French language.”

“You are a fan of Quebec, its culture and language. You are also one of the great builders. You are a true patriot,” concluded the Prime Minister.

As for Pierre-Carl Belladow, he said he was “proud” and “excited” to have been awarded this prestigious accolade. “We can’t help but be very moved,” he said in an interview.

He also expressed his pleasure to be involved “a little in his own way” in the investment of Quebec men and women for the nation, welcoming the passing of “diversity of activities, diversity of sentiments” to other recipients. , as well as the initiative of Rene Levsk to establish a national system “Like the Great Nations”.

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Outre M. Péladeau, une trentaine de personnalités québécoises, dont la poète Joséphine Bacon, le journaliste et ex-diplomate Jean-François Lépine, le chanteur René Simard et le chef Jean Soulard, ont été lé proé nommé Oran this year. These include the first female president of Laval University, Sophie Damour, historian and heritage specialist Pierre Lahoud, and director Lea Paul.

Since its founding in 1984, more than 1,100 people have accepted one of Quebec’s three most prestigious degrees of excellence. To date, 72% of the organization’s members are men and 28% are women. In this year’s group, there are 11 women and 21 men.