MONTREAL, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ)
paid tribute last evening to Stephen Jarislowsky, president and CEO of
Jarislowsky Fraser, by awarding him the Prix de carrière 2007 for exceptional
service to Quebec society.
"In addition to having built a successful investment firm,
Mr. Jarislowsky has done much to improve the quality of public debate through
his rare independence of thought," said CPQ president Michel Kelly-Gagnon.
"Today, we are highlighting that free spirit and frank talk by awarding this
Given at the CPQ's annual general meeting, the prize is this year
celebrating its 25th anniversary. In previous years, it has been awarded to
Jean Coutu, Paul Desmarais Sr., Bernard Lemaire and Guy St-Pierre, among
CPQ entrepreneurs club: three new members
At the same time, three new members were inducted into the prestigious
Club des entrepreneurs du CPQ: Jim Hewitt, president and CEO of Hewitt
Equipment Ltd., Jacques Landreville, president and CEO of Uni-Select Inc., and
Peter Simons, president and general manager of La Maison Simons.
Created in 1986, the Club des entrepreneurs du CPQ is designed to
publicly recognize the exceptional contribution of business people to the
economic development of Quebec. To date, 61 business leaders have been
honoured by the CPQ.
The Conseil québécois du commerce de détail honoured
Of the CPQ's 63 sector-based associations, the Conseil québécois du
commerce de détail (CQCD) was named association of the year for the quality of
services offered to its members. Led by Gaston Lafleur, the CQCD is the
largest association of retailers in Quebec.
The Conseil du patronat du Québec is the main federation of employers in
Quebec. The organization includes many of the province's largest companies as
well as the vast majority of sector-based employers' associations. CPQ members
employ more than 70% of the province's work force.
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