On June 16, Quebec’s 2013 Prix de la justice was awarded to Ms. Hélène (Sioui) Trudel during a ceremony in the National Assembly’s Red Room in the presence of Stéphanie Vallée, Quebec Minister of Justice, Nicole Duval-Hesler, Chief Justice of Quebec, and former honorees, including Mr. Jean Saint-Onge, a Lavery partner who received the award in 2007.
Throughout her career, Ms. Trudel, a criminologist and lawyer by training, has prioritized the recognition and protection of human rights, promoting access to equality and social justice. The youngest daughter of a Wendat mother and a Québécois father, she has been influenced by the Aboriginal concept of restorative justice.
The Minister for Justice highlighted Ms. Trudel’s exceptional contributions to promoting social justice in Quebec.
This award is Quebec's highest honourary distinction in the field of law.
Photo: Can be recognized on the picture :Stéphanie Vallée, Quebec Minister of Justice; Hélène (Sioui) Trudel, the 2013 award winner; Nicole Duval-Hesler, Chief Justice of Quebec; and Mr. Jean Saint-Onge, the 2007 award winner