The purpose of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal is to recognize the involvement, determination and constant striving of Quebecers who have or have had a positive influence in their community or Québec nation. There are three categories of medals:
On the obverse, at the center, is an effigy of the Lieutenant Governor in function, whereas the name and the rank of this latter appear around the rim.
On the reverse is the personal coat of arms of the Lieutenant Governor.
The medal looks like this:
The recipients 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 lifetime.
Honours of the Lieutenant Governor may be awarded posthumously. However, only the applications submitted within 30 months after the death will be considered.
Lieutenant Governor reserves the right to refuse any application that do not meet the eligibility criteria, or for any other motive deemed fit.
For more information, we invite you to consult the criteria specific to each category of medal.
For the 2015 edition, the closing date for submission of nominations is 16 February 2015, and only the electronic forms will be accepted.
In order to dedicate the adequate time to process the submissions, the form will not be available online after the deadline. Additionally, no extension will be granted to transmit the application form, no matter what the reason.
The medal will be presented to the recipients during a number of award ceremonies presided by the Lieutenant Governor.
Upon receipt of an official letter of invitation from the Secretary General of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, each recipient (or representative when deceased) must attend, in person, the ceremony to which he or she was invited in order to receive the medal. A recipient cannot be represented under any other circumstance.