C-20, r. 1 - Regulation respecting the decorations and distinctions awarded under the Act to promote good citizenship

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chapter C-20, r. 1
Regulation respecting the decorations and distinctions awarded under the Act to promote good citizenship
CITIZENSHIP — DECORATIONS AND DISTINCTIONS
Act to promote good citizenship
(chapter C-20, s. 16).
C-20
September 1 2012
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1; O.C. 551-2002, s. 1.
DIVISION I
DECORATIONS AND DISTINCTIONS
1. The following decorations and distinctions are hereby instituted:
(1)  the médaille du civisme together with a gold crest; and
(2)  the mention d’honneur du civisme together with a silver crest.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 1; O.C. 551-2002, s. 2.
2. The médaille du civisme described in Schedule 1 may be awarded by the Government to a person who has accomplished an act of good citizenship under dangerous circumstances.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 2.
3. The mention d’honneur du civisme described in Schedule 2 may be awarded by the Government to a person who has accomplished an act of courage or dedication under difficult circumstances.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 3.
DIVISION II
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GRANTING OF DECORATIONS AND DISTINCTIONS
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, Div. II; O.C. 551-2002, s. 3.
4. A person may recommend the awarding of a decoration or a distinction to a person who has accomplished an act of good citizenship.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 4; O.C. 551-2002, s. 4.
5. The recommendation is addressed to the secretary of the committee and includes:
(1)  the name and address of the recommended recipient;
(2)  the date, hour, place and description of the act of good citizenship and, where applicable, the names of the persons involved;
(3)  the names and addresses of the witnesses;
(4)  where the person who accomplished the act of good citizenship has died, the name and address of his spouse or, in the absence thereof, of the closest relative or, in the absence thereof, of the closest friend; and
(5)  the name of the person who makes the recommendation.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 5; O.C. 551-2002, s. 5.
6. For a person to be eligible for the decorations and distinctions to be awarded for a specific year, the recommendation must be sent not later than 1 May of that year.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 6; O.C. 551-2002, s. 6.
7. The secretary of the committee on good citizenship submits to its members, for examination and opinion, the recommendations received at the latest on 1 May respecting acts of good citizenship accomplished between 1 January and 31 December of the preceding year.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 7; O.C. 551-2002, s. 7.
DIVISION III
COMMITTEE ON GOOD CITIZENSHIP
8. A committee on good citizenship is instituted and consists of 5 members appointed by the Government upon the recommendation of the Minister of Justice.
At least one member of the committee is appointed to represent the Minister of Justice and at least 3 members are appointed to represent the citizens.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 8; O.C. 551-2002, s. 8.
9. The Minister appoints, among the officers of the department, the person who shall act as secretary of the committee on good citizenship.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 9; O.C. 551-2002, s. 9.
10. A member of the committee who is absent or cannot perform his duties may be represented by a substitute member who acts on his behalf as a member of the committee.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 10.
11. Where there is a conflict of interest, a member shall declare his interest and may not sit on the committee or name a substitute member to replace him for that purpose.
Where there is a conflict of interest, a substitute member shall declare his interest and may not sit on the committee.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 11.
12. The functions of the committee are:
(1)  to examine the recommendations sent to the secretary of the committee;
(2)  to study the facts that may warrant the awarding of a decoration or distinction or the granting of an award;
(3)  to submit an opinion to the Minister of Justice on the awarding of a decoration and distinction or the granting of an award for a person who is the subject of a recommendation.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, s. 12; O.C. 551-2002, s. 10.
THE MÉDAILLE DU CIVISME
The médaille du civisme is made of bronze. It is circular, 72 mm in diameter and 7 mm thick at its centre.
The design, a representation of which is attached hereto, is as follows:
(1) on the obverse, two faces of unequal size and the inscription Civisme;
(2) on the reverse, a geographical representation of Québec, within which is a fleur-de-lys, and the inscription Gouvernement du Québec.
Blank space is left on the reverse so that the name of the recipient and the date the medal is awarded may be engraved.





REVERSE
OBVERSE
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, Sch. 1; O.C. 2468-82, s. 1.
THE MENTION D’HONNEUR DU CIVISME
This decoration consists of a parchment sheet measuring 28 cm in length by 33 cm in width and bearing the following inscription:
Le Gouvernement du Québec
décerne la mention d’honneur du civisme à

en reconnaissance pour un acte de bravoure méritant une reconnaissance publique.
Date _______________________________________________________________________________________

Le Premier ministre du Québec

Le ministre de la Justice
(This document will be issued under the Great Seal.)
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1, Sch. 2; O.C. 551-2002, s. 11.
REFERENCES
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-20, r. 1
O.C. 2468-82, 1982 G.O. 2, 3316
O.C. 551-2002, 2002 G.O. 2, 2510