The purpose of the Honour Program of the Lieutenant Governor is to recognize Quebecers who have had a positive influence on their community or Québec nation their involvement, determination and desire to go beyond their personal bests. There are three honour categories:
On the obverse of the medal is an effigy of the Lieutenant Governor and around the rim is the inscription "Honorable Pierre Duchesne, 28e lieutenant-gouverneur du Québec."On the reverse is the coat of arms of the Province of Québec.
The winners of various awards must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents within the meaning of the Act on the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (SC 2001, c. 27) and reside permanently in Quebec. However, in certain circumstances the Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Exceptional Merit may be awarded to a person who resides outside of Quebec.
Any application submitted by the candidate himself will not be considered.
One medal may be awarded in each category to the same person in his life.
Honors the Lieutenant Governor may be awarded posthumously.
Lieutenant Governor reserves the right to refuse any application. .
Please note that on February 17 of each year is the deadline for nominations for the whole program of the Lieutenant Governor's Medal.
The Lieutenant Governor presides at the awards ceremonies as part of his or her regional tours.