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Launch of Les Premiers Ministres du Québec

Montreal - 10 June 2016 - Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montreal
Photographs: Emmauel Crombez

An exceptional launch was held at the Château Ramezay in Montreal on June 10, 2016, under the honorary presidency of the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, the Honourable Michel Doyon. Gilles Duceppe, John Parisella, Richard Bergeron and the Honourable Bernard Landry addressed the gathering.

The launch of the book, Les Premiers Ministres du Québec published by New federation House ,was a great success as evidenced by the numerous testimonials received by the publisher. This evening celebrating governance was held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere even though the speakers were from different political backgrounds.

Nearly one hundred and fifty guests crowded the reception hall of this heritage marvel built in 1705 by Claude de Ramezay, former Governor of Montreal at the time of New France. Mrs Andrée Simard, wife of former Premier Robert Bourassa, and her son, pianist François Bourassa, were also present.

Before the speeches began, one could admire large portraits of kings and paintings of the various battles fought by Louis XV’s troops in a New World dominated by the British Crown. But modern history was quickly summoned to the party when the speakers recalled the role played by the premiers - from all parties - in the advancement of Quebec society.

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Affiche de l’évènement Patricia Chevrier, présentatrice Me Jean Chevrier, l’honorable J. Michel Doyon, lieutenant-gouverneur du Québec et Richard Bergeron, conseiller de l’arrondissement Ville-Marie Gerald Gummersell, directeur de la Maison nouvelle fédération, Gilles Duceppe, l’honorable J. Michel Doyon, Danielle Fournier, enseignante, Jean Chevrier, André Délisle, directeur et conservateur du Château Ramezay John Parisella et Gilles Duceppe

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Patricia Chevrier, Mistress of Ceremonies Jean Chevrier, President of New Federation House, the Honourable J. Michel Doyon, Lieutenant-Governor of Québec and Richard Bergeron, member of the Executive Committee of the City of Montreal and Councillor for Ville-Marie borough Gerald Gummersell, New Federation House Director, Gilles Duceppe, former leader of the Bloc Québécois, the Honourable J. Michel Doyon, Danielle Fournier, teacher, Jean Chevrier, and André Delisle, Director and Curator of the Château Ramezay John Parisella, former Chief of Staff to Robert Bourassa et frmer Delegate General of Québec in New York, and Gilles Duceppe
John Parisella, Jeanne Poulin et Gilles Duceppe Gilles Duceppe, Richard Bergeron et Gail Grant. Denis please remove the half faces of Richard Gervais and John Parisella Richard Bergeron, membre du comité exécutif de la Ville de Montréal et conseiller de l’arrondissement Ville-Marie L’honorable Bernard Landry L’honorable Bernard Landry, ancien Premier Ministre du Québec
John Parisella, Jeanne Poulin, New Federation House Director, and Gilles Duceppe Gilles Duceppe, Richard Bergeron, and Gail Grant,Vice President of the Château Ramezay Richard Bergeron The Honourable Bernard Landry, former Premier of Quebec The Honourablee Bernard Landry
L’honorable Bernard Landry, Jeanne Poulin et Gilles Duceppe L’honorable Bernard Landry Pierre Trudeau, avocat, Marie-France Charrette, directrice de la Fédération histoire Québec, Jacques Ruelland, professeur d’histoire et Jean Poulin, directrice de la Maison nouvelle fédération Michel St-Arnaud et sa fillle Caroline, Georges St-Arnaud et Madeleine Grondin Albert Lebeau, Danielle Cournoyer, Jeanne Poulin et le Dr. André Rodrigue
The Honourable Bernard Landry, Jeanne Poulin and Gilles Duceppe The Honourable Bernard Landry Pierre Trudeau, lawyer, Marie-France Charrette, Director of la Fédération histoire Québec, Jacques Ruelland, history professor, and Jeanne Poulin Michel St-Arnaud and his daughter, Caroline, Georges St-Arnaud and Madeleine Grondin Albert Lebeau, Danielle Cournoyer, Jeanne Poulin, and Dr. André Rodrigue
Gail Grant, Vice-présidente du Château Ramezay, Gerald Gummersell et Jeanne Poulin Hubert Gallet, Jacques G. Ruelland et John Parisella John Parisella et Richard Gervais Cameron DesBois, Président du Bureau des Fiduciaires du Château Ramezay et Jean Brunelle, Président du Conseil d’administration du Château Ramezay Gilles Duceppe, ancien chef du Bloc Québécois
Gail Grant, Gerald Gummersell, and Jeanne Poulin Hubert Gallet, Jacques G. Ruelland, and John Parisella John Parisella and Richard Gervais Cameron DesBois, President of the Board of Trustees of the Château Ramezay et Jean Brunelle, President of the Board of Directors of the Château Ramezay Gilles Duceppe
John Parisella, ex-chef de cabinet de Robert Bourassa et ex-Délégué général  du Québec à New York André Mathieu, secrétaire permanent de l’Union international des huissiers de justice et Me Tchouawou Emmanuel Leuyap, Huissier de justice L’honorable Pierrette Sévigny, ex-juge de la Cour supérieure du Québec Joan Archer, avocate, et son frère Georges Archer, architecte L’honorable Bernard Landry et sa conjointe Chantal Renaud
John Parisella André Mathieu, Permanent Secretary of l’Union internationale des huissiers de justice and Tchouawou Emmanuel Leuyap, Baillif The Honourable Pierrette Sévigny, former Justice of the Quebec Superior Court Joan Archer, lawyer, and her brother, Georges Archer, architect The Honourable Bernard Landry and his spouse, Chantal Renaud
Kren Clausen et Gilles Duceppe Josseline Bujolt, avocate, Jean Chevrier, Annabelle Mousseau-Zerbo, étudiante, Fatou Kine Sane, étudiante, et Bernard Bastien L’honorable Suzanne Vadeboncoeur, juge à la Cour du Québec Jean Chevrier, Me Marie-André Thomas, et l’honorable Raoul Barbe, ex-juge Jean Chevrier, Jeanne Poulin et Gerald Gummersell
Kren Clausen and Gilles Duceppe Josseline Bujolt, lawyer, Jean Chevrier, students, Annabelle Mousseau-Zerbo and Fatou Kine Sane, and Bernard Bastien The Honourable Suzanne Vadeboncoeur, Justice of la Cour du Québec Jean Chevrier, Marie-Andrée, Thomas, lawyer, and former Justice, the Honourable Raoul Barbe Jean Chevrier, Jeanne Poulin, and Gerald Gummersell
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Two participants in the event Dr. Christiane Poulin from Halifax, Jeanne Poulin, the Honourable Michel J. Doyon, and Suzy Poulin, engineer Historian and the Honourable Bernard Landry Carolyn Grant, Germain Lefevre, and guest  
         
         

 

New Federation House President, Jean Chevrier, presents a copy of The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada to a group of visiting Justices from the People's Republic of China at a recent event at the University Club in Montreal organized by the Law Faculty of the University of Montreal.

Juges Chinois à l'Université de Montréal

 

Launch of The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada

Ottawa - 6 October 2015 - The Grand Hall, Supreme Court of Canada
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The third and final launch of the book on the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada concluded in brilliant fashion in the Grand Hall of the Supreme Court in Ottawa in the presence of the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin. Over 150 people attended this launch event jointly organized by New Federation House and the two sections (Common Law and Civil Law) of the Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa. Several Judges, lawyers, ambassadors, and members of civil society took part along with several of the authors of the biographies of the Chief Justices, notably, Carissima Mathen, Adam Dodek and Sébastien Grammond, all professors at the University of Ottawa, as well as Lawrence Martin of the Globe and Mail, and Susan Harada, journalism professor at Carleton University. This memorable event allowed us to highlight the impressive career of Chief Justice McLachlin, the first woman to sit as Chief Justice of Canada since Confederation.

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Event poster Patricia Chevrier, Mistress of Ceremonies The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada Participants in the event New Federation Vice President Denis Daigneault, Directors Jeanne Poulin and Gerald Gummersell
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Participants in the Grand Hall New Federation Directors Tony Di Iorio, Jeanne Poulin and Lorne Monti University of Sherbrooke student, Jessica Dorcéan, New Federation Director and History Professor, Jacques Ruelland and Director and author Ghislaine Sathoud Natalie Lemay-Calcutt Director, Business and Public Affairs, CPAC, and New Federation Directors James Lorimer and Jeanne Poulin Gerald Gummersell
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University of Ottawa Law Deans Nathalie Des Rosiers (Common Law Section) and Céline Levesque (Civil Law Section) Deans Céline Lévesque (Civil Law) and Nathalie Des Rosiers (Common Law) Members of the judicial community Jean Chevrier, New Federation Director, author and poet Gaétan Jeaurond and Pierre Thibault, Associate Dean of the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa Jeanne Poulin, Doctor Marc Dauphin, Christine Dauphin, and Jean Chevrier
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New Federation Directors and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Gerald Gummersell and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin University of Ottawa Civil Law law students Sarah Boukhedimi, Émile Janda, Audrey Labrosse, Guillaume Giguère and Victor Qian, Dean Céline Lévesque and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Gerald Gummersell, Justices Clément Gascon, Michael Moldaver and Thomas Cromwell, Dean Lévesque, Patricia Chevrier, Jean Chevrier and Denis Daigneault

Denis Daigneault, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Dean Lévesque and Gerald Gummersell

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Dr. Marc Dauphin, Christine Dauphin and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

Michel St-Arnaud, retired captain, Air Canada, and lawyer Joan Cournoyer

Jean Chevrier, lawyer Grace Ann Robinson and her husband Mark Haley, Patricia Chevrier, actor John Robinson and Catherine Chevrier, lawyer with Justice Canada Carissima Mathen, Professor (Common Law) at the University of Ottawa, Jean Chevrier, Justice Canada lawyer Heather MacKinnon, Patricia Chevrier, Catherine Chevrier and Denise Soublières Jean Chevrier, Catherine Chevrier, Judith Lamarche, Protocol Officer of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Patricia Chevrier

Montreal - 18 June 2015 - Salon des avocats, Ernest-Cormier Building, Quebec Court of Appeal
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More than a hundred people attended the launch of the book entitled The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada, published by the New Federation House. Organized by la Fondation Lafontaine-Cormier, the ceremony was held in the magnificent Salon des avocats at the Quebec Court of Appeal in Montreal and brought together several sitting and former judges of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Quebec Court of Appeal, the Quebec Superior Court, the Quebec Court, Municipal Court and the Chairman of Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse du Québec. Also in attendance were law deans and professors of law, many lawyers and several representatives from other sectors. The event was held in a cordial setting with brief well-received speeches and excellent refreshments.

Patricia Chevrier, Mistress of Ceremonies. The Honourable J.J. Michel Robert, former Chief Justice of Quebec and President of la Fondation Lafontaine-Cormier. The Honourable Nicole Duval-Hesler, Chief Justice of Quebec. On the left, Jacques G. Ruelland, Professor of History at the University of Montreal and Mrs Phyliss Lambert in the center background. Jean Chevrier, President of New Federation House.
Gerald C. Gummersell, Director of New Federation House. The Chief Justice of Quebec and the former Chief Justice receive copies of the Canadian Leadership Collection published by New Federation House. Presentation of flowers to Mrs Céline Curcio, Administrative Assistant at la Fondation Lafontaine-Cormier. From left to right: The Honourable Joseph R. Nuss, formerly with the Quebec Court of Appeal; the Honourable Danielle Richer; the Honourable Michel Robert. From left to right: Jean Chevrier; the Honourable Suzanne Côté, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; the Honourable Michel Robert; the Honourable Nicole Duval-Hesler.    
Michèle Joubert,  lawyer, and Jean Chevrier. Jean Chevrier and Georges Archer, Engineer. From left to right: Patricia Chevrier; Sébastien Caron, lawyer at LCM Montreal and his spouse Maude Choko, Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa. At the centre of the photo: the Honourable Raoul Barbe, author of two books on the courthouses of Quebec and Montreal. Photo of the assembled group.
Paula Butler and her spouse Jocelyn Beaudoin; Jean Chevrier. At the centre of the photo: the Honourable André Perreault, Associate Chief Justice of the Quebec Court. From left to right: Lu Chan Khuong, lawyer; Antoine Leduc, President of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division; Gérard Guay, President of the Chamber of Notaries of Quebec. Margarita Reti, President of Amar International Inc.; Maryse Barbeau. From left to right: Kren Clausen, President of ConvergeNet; Marissa Fernandez, lawyer; Jean Chevrier; Georgia Kalaritis, notary; Catherine Chevrier; lawyer with Justice Canada.

 

Toronto Launch - 14 October 2014 - Osgoode Hall -Photographs by Tim Fraser
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1-Master of Ceremonies Gerald Gummersell and Guest of Honour, the Honourable R. Roy McMurtry 2-Janet Minor Treasurer Law Society of Upper Canada and the Honourable Roy McMurtry 3-George Strathy Chief Justice of Ontario, Patrick Monahan, and Lorne Sossin 4-Patrick Monahan, Ontario Deputy Attorney General 5-Gerald Gummersell, Janet Minor, George Strathy and the Honourable Roy McMurtry

New Federation House Director Gerald Gummersell, and Guest of Honour, the Honourable R. Roy McMurtry

Janet Minor, Treasurer, Law Society of Upper Canada and the Honourable Roy McMurtry

George Strathy Chief Justice of Ontario, Patrick Monahan, and Lorne Sossin

Patrick Monahan, Ontario Deputy Attorney General

Gerald Gummersell, Janet Minor, George Strathy and the Honourable Roy McMurtry

6-New Federation House President Jean Chevrier 7-Patrick Monahan and University of Toronto Professor Jim Phillips 8-Federal Justice Department Legal Advisor Catherine Chevrier, New Federation House Vice President Denis Daigneault and Law Professor Benjamin Berger 9-CPAC General Manager Colette Watson, Newfederation House Director James Lorimer and CPAC President Nathalie Lemay-Calcutt 10-Guests from the Ontario Legal Community

New Federation House President Jean Chevrier

Patrick Monahan and University of Toronto Professor Jim Phillips

Department of Justice Canada Legal Advisor Catherine Chevrier, New Federation House Vice President Denis Daigneault, and Law Professor Benjamin Berger

CPAC President Colette Watson, New Federation House Director James Lorimer, and Natalie Lemay-Calcutt, Director of Business and Public Affairs, CPAC

Guests from the Ontario Legal Community

11-Students from Osgoode Hall Law School with Dean Lorne Sossin 12-Jean Chevrier, Lorne Sossin, Gerald Gummersell, the Honourable Roy McMurtry, Janet Minor, Patrick Monahan and George Strathy 13-Leonor Daigneault presenting a copy of The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada    

Students from Osgoode Hall Law School with Dean Lorne Sossin

Jean Chevrier, Lorne Sossin, Gerald Gummersell, the Honourable Roy McMurtry, Janet Minor, Patrick Monahan and George Strathy

Leonor Daigneault presenting a copy of The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada    

 

Launch of The Governors General of Canada

Ottawa Launch - 17 April 2013 - University of Ottawa
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Guests awaiting the start of cermonies; The Honourable Marjory LeBreton in the foreground Allan Rock, President and Vice-Chancellorof the University of Ottawa His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Kevin S. MacLeod, Canadian Secretary to the Queen New Federation Directors: Lorne Monti, Denis Daigneault, Gaëtan Jeaurond, Jean Chevrier,
James Lorimer, Tony Di Iorio
Jean Chevrier, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Gerald Gummersell, Allan Rock Denis Daigneault and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Patricia Chevrier    
Jean Chevrier and Denis Daigneault, President and Vice-President of New Federation House Mistress of ceremonies Patricia Chevrier    


 


 

 
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