Mr. Speaker, 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Duceppe theatre company, and there are many reasons to celebrate.
This month, the Duceppe theatre company was awarded the Grand Prix of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, an award that has been given out by the City of Montreal since 1985 to recognize the contributions of local cultural organizations.
Here is an other reason to celebrate. At almost the same time, the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management at HEC Montréal presented the executive director of Théâtre Duceppe with the Young Cultural Manager Award. Her name is Amélie Duceppe and she is the granddaughter of Jean Duceppe himself. She is living proof that Duceppes do not all need to be in the spotlight to do a good job. She is dedicating her talent and commitment to culture.
The name she bears comes with the heavy responsibility of bringing honour to one of the greatest theatre actors in the history of Quebec, and she is doing a wonderful job.
On behalf of all my Bloc Québécois colleagues and with a special thought for the member from Lac-Saint-Jean, I want to congratulate Amélie.