New Public Policy Award honours Marcel Côté

OTTAWA, March 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Marcel Côté was a boundless visionary, a bridge-builder and a tireless advocate for good public policy. It's in his honour that Canada's Public Policy Forum has created the annual Marcel Côté Award for Leadership in Public Policy. The Forum, in partnership with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal, will present the award on May 20, 2015.

"In creating the Award, we aim to steward the name and the legacy of Marcel Côté, one of our former Board Chairs," says David Mitchell, President & CEO of the Public Policy Forum. "We look forward to recognizing remarkable Quebeckers who represent the best spirit of leadership and public service."

"It's a great honor to be associated with the Marcel Côté Award and to acknowledge the contributions of this great man. Marcel Côté has left a significant mark on the Montreal community and a legacy for the next generation of leaders," says Ryan Hillier, President, Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal.

"The Chamber is proud to partner with this Award that recognizes the visionary leadership that Marcel Côté embodied. This accomplished and experienced economist was committed with passion for our country, our province and our metropolis and this Award is a credit to him," says Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

"Montreal will long remember Marcel Côté's dedication to the growth of the City, both economically and culturally," says Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre. "The Award honours the memory of one of our greatest Montrealers."

Marcel Côté was an economist and founding partner of SECOR Inc., which he helped build into Canada's largest independent management consulting firm. His advice was sought by corporations, community and cultural organizations, as well as senior-level governments in our country. 

Call for Nominations

The Forum seeks candidates in the province of Quebec who demonstrate extraordinary leadership qualities and help improve public policy at the municipal, provincial, national and/or international levels.

More information and a nomination form are available on the Forum's website. We will accept candidate submissions online until April 20, 2015.

The Public Policy Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada through enhanced dialogue among the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors.

For more information about: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

For more information about: Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal



For further information: Sara Caverley, Communications Coordinator, Public Policy Forum, Tel.: 613 238-7858, ext. 228,,; Michelle LLambias Meunier, Advisor, Media Relations, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042,,; Marie-France Savard, Communications Coordinator, Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal, Tel.: 514 845-4951, poste 24,,


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