Manon Jeannotte becomes Quebec’s first Indigenous Lieutenant Governor

 By Patrick Quinn  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter First Nations groups across Quebec applauded the nomination of Manon Jeannotte as the province’s first Indigenous lieutenant-governor on December 7, despite the unanimous vote in Quebec’s National Assembly only one day later to abolish the position. “Prime Minister Trudeau gave me his confidence with this position so it’s an honour,” Jeannotte told the Nation. “I was afraid that my new position would not be accepted by First Nations but it’s the contrary. Everybody is proud of this nomination and see I can change relations with the provincial government.” In his nomination, Trudeau noted, “Jeannotte has dedicated her career to advancing Indigenous Peoples’ well-being and making a real difference in the life of our communities.” Originally from the First Nation of Gespeg, a Mi’kmaq…

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