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L. Yves Fortier, C.C., O.Q., c.r., B.C.L., LL.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
L. Yves Fortier, C.C., O.Q., c.r., B.C.L., LL.D. C.C. Montréal
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada April 19, 1991 October 30, 1991
Not only has he encouraged respect for our legal institutions but he has also shown great devotion to the cause of national unity. Known for his talents as a courtroom lawyer and negotiator, he was chosen to represent Canada in two major disputes: the Gulf of Maine dispute with the United States and the fishing dispute with France. Since 1988, he has been Canada's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in New York. This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada December 17, 1984 April 10, 1985
This prominent lawyer has given many years of service to the Canadian Bar Association, becoming its national president from 1982 to 1983. He has also contributed to the development of the Montreal community through his active role on the boards of directors of several well-known organizations.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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