Two Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents honoured at the Ordre national du Québec


NDIP filmmaker Daniel Bertolino (centre) with Premier Philippe Couillard on the left was awarded the honorary distinction of Officer.

Vaudreuil MNA Marie-Claude Nichols is proud to announce two citizens have been honoured this year with the most prestigious recognition awarded by the Québec government. The recipients were decorated Thursday, June 22, at a ceremony held in the Legislative Council Chamber of the Parliament Building.

The recipients are Daniel Bertolino of Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, who received the honorary distinction of Officer and Dr. Serge Gauthier of Hudson who received the title of Chevalier.

"It is a great pleasure for me to know that people from my riding will join the ranks of the Ordre national du Québec,” said Nichols. “Mr. Bertolino and Mr. Gauthier have stood out, excelled, and inspired, in their own way and in their respective fields. They contribute to the vitality of the county of Vaudreuil and of Québec as a whole".


Hudson resident Dr. Serge Gauthier (right) with Vaudreuil MNA Marie-Claude Nichols received the title of Chevalier for his decades of work with Alzheimer’s research.

Born in France, filmmaker Bertolino moved to Montreal in 1967 and has a distinguished career not only directing and producing movies, documentaries, and television series but also as an author. He is the recipient of numerous provincial, federal, and international awards for his work.

As reported in Your Local Journal in January, 2015, Dr. Serge Gauthier received the Order of Canada for his 30 years of helping to improve the quality of life for those suffering from Alzheimer’s-related memory and cognitive deficits, as well as their families and caregivers. He also volunteers his time at the Hudson Medicentre as a neurology consultant for patients throughout the region.

A total of 33 recipients were honoured by the Premier of Quebec in June 2017.

Founded in 1984, the Ordre national du Québec is the highest distinction awarded by the Québec government. Every fall, a public call for applications is launched on the internet and in the media. Following the evaluation of the candidatures, the Council of the Ordre national du Québec recommends to the Prime Minister the appointments of the year, which are formalized by government decree, for the presentation of insignia in June.

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