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Manon Jeannotte from First Nation in Gaspé appointed Quebec lieutenant governor – CBC

Dec 08, 2023

‘The priority has always been reconciliation,’ says Jeannotte

Manon Jeannotte, who hails from the Mi’kmaq First Nation of Gespeg on the province’s Gaspé Peninsula, has been named the new lieutenant-governor of Quebec.

“It’s a source of pride, a recognition,” Jeannotte told Radio-Canada, thanking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for appointing her to the position.

Jeannotte says her background as an Indigenous person will help her bring communities together in the province.

“For me, the priority has always been reconciliation, working together, being there for everyone. I want us to find a way, as a society, to progress together, to understand each other better,” she said.

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