Friday, October 26, 2007

Rémi Marcoux, Transcontinental founder, named Member of Order of Canada

Rémi Marcoux, the founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Transcontinental Inc., was made a Member of the Order of Canada on Friday at a ceremony presided over by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada. Marcoux's company is not only dominant in printing, it controls the largest consumer magazine publishing operation in Canada.

The citation from the office of the secretary to the Governor General said:
"Rémi Marcoux is the perfect example of those builders who contribute to the vitality of the economic sector and the growth of communities. In 1976, he
bought a little printing shop with about 30 employees. With talent,determination and innovation, he has made Transcontinental a flagship of the Canadian economy in the field of printing and publishing. The company is also known as one of the most socially responsible in Canada. He is respected and admired for his generosity and ongoing commitment to a number of organizations, such as the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation, the Montreal Children's Hospital, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, the United Way and HEC Montréal."
For a list of other members and officers invested, see the Governor General's website.



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