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Mr. Louis Audet, inducted into the Club des entrepreneurs of the Quebec Employers Council

Quebec Employers Council awards its 2012 Prix de carrière to
Transcontinental founder Rémi Marcoux
Montréal, Monday April 23, 2012 The Quebec Employers Council used the occasion of
its 43
general meeting in Montréal today to honour Transcontinental founder and board
member Rémi Marcoux by awarding him its 2012 Prix de carrière in recognition of his
outstanding contribution to Québec society.
After founding the company in 1976, Mr. Marcoux served as its Chief Executive Officer until
2004. He then became the Executive Chairman of the Board before announcing his
retirement on February 16 of this year. Combining expertise, innovation and creativity,
traditional media and new communication platforms, the company creates marketing
products and services that enable businesses to attract, reach and gain the loyalty of their
clientele. Transcontinental currently employs some 10,000 people.
This is the 30
straight year the Prix de carrière has been awarded to an individual of
distinction. The outstanding reputation of the honour has been established over the years by
the notoriety of its previous recipients, honourees that include Jeannine Guillevin-Wood,
Jacques Lamarre, André Chagnon, Jean Coutu, Paul Desmarais Sr., Stephen Jarislowsky,
Bernard Lemaire and Guy St-Pierre, to name a few.
Three new personalities inducted into the Club des entrepreneurs
As it has done every year since 1986, the Employers Council also took advantage of its
annual general meeting to reward the commitment prominent business people have made t o
Québec’s economic development by inducting three new members into its prestigious Club
des entrepreneurs:
Louis Audet, president and CEO of COGECO, an industry leader in
telecommunications, cable distribution and media;
Eve-Lyne Biron, president and CEO of Biron Groupe Santé, a leader in diagnostic
services and medical treatments;
Marc-André Roy, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of
R3D Conseil, a rising information technology and management consulting firm.
The objective of the Club des entrepreneurs, which was created in 1986, is to publicly
recognize the outstanding contribution that business people have made in Québec’s business
development. Currently, 78 business personalities have been so honoured by the Quebec
Employers Council.
Third edition of the Bourses Ghislain-Dufour bestows bursaries on three recipients
In another ceremony coinciding with the Employers Council’s general meeting, former
Council president Ghislain Dufour awarded the bursaries that bear his name. Established in
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The third edition of these awards saw bursaries of $2500, $1500 and $1000 respectively
handed out to Véronique Dansereau of the Université de Montréal, Laurence Derouin-
Dubuc, also of the Université de Montréal, and Philippe James Scrimger, of the Université
du Québec en Outaouais.
Newcomers on the Employers Council’s board of directors
The Employers Council’s annual general meeting also provided the opportunity to announce
the composition of its board of directors for 2012. With the mandate of several members
ending this year, the board called on several business-community figures to get involved in
its activities.
The new board members named this year are:
Jean Beauchesne, president-director general of the Fédération des cégeps;
Caroll Carle, vice-president, employees and culture, of Gaz Métro;
Stéphane Gauthier, president of Groupe TCI;
Gilbert Grimard, outgoing president of the Association de la construction du
Alain Harvey, vice-president, human capital, Kruger Industrial products division;
John Rosato, outgoing president of the Association des propriétaires et
administrateurs d’immeubles / BOMA Québec.
The Quebec Employers Council brings together many of Québec’s largest
companies and the vast majority of sector-based employers’ groups, making it
Québec’s sole employer federation.