Michèle Stanton-Jean receives the Legion of Honour
<span style="font-size:10px;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/"><div id="agrandir" style="cursor:hand;" onclick="popup.open('http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/PDF/actualites/legion_006.jpg')">Click to enlarge </div> Ms. Stanton-Jean, Hélène Le Gal, Consul General of France in Quebec City and Guy Breton, Rector of the Université de Montréal.
Michèle Stanton-Jean was named a knight of the French Republic’s National Order of the Legion of Honour during a ceremony at the Université de Montréal on July 6.
Before being appointed as the Québec government’s representative to the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO, Ms. Stanton-Jean headed the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the International Bioethics Committee that led to the adoption of UNESCO's Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.
“I am taking on my new mission as Québec government representative in the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO with the same concern for helping to raise the degree of awareness among humankind that has always driven me,” mentioned Ms. Stanton-Jean in her acceptance speech.
It should be noted that the position of Québec government representative was created in 2006 under the Québec-Canada agreement concerning UNESCO. On July 18, Ms. Stanton-Jean will succeed Michel Audet.