C-51, r. 2 - Ministerial Order respecting Prix du Québec scientific competitions

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chapter C-51, r. 2
Ministerial Order respecting Prix du Québec scientific competitions
SCIENTIFIC COMPETITIONS — PRIX DU QUÉBEC
Act respecting artistic, literary and scientific competitions
(chapter C-51, s. 1).
C-51
September 1 2012
Replaced, M.O. 2012-02-03, 2012 G.O. 2, 631; eff. 2012-03-22, see c. C-51, r. 2.1.
DIVISION I
NATURE OF THE AWARDS
1. The Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade hereby institutes 5 competitions for the purpose of granting 5 scientific awards annually.
Each award is the highest distinction granted by the Gouvernement du Québec to honour a scientist for an outstanding career in his field.
The 5 awards are:
(1)  the Prix Marie-Victorin;
(2)  the Prix Léon-Gérin;
(3)  the Prix Wilder-Penfield;
(4)  the Prix Armand-Frappier;
(5)  the Prix Lionel-Boulet.
M.O. 1998, s. 1.
2. The Prix Marie-Victorin is intended for research scientists working in the field of pure and applied sciences, excluding the biomedical field.
The branches of learning recognized for this award are exact and natural sciences, engineering and technological sciences and agricultural science.
M.O. 1998, s. 2.
3. The Prix Léon-Gérin is intended for research scientists working in the field of human and social sciences.
M.O. 1998, s. 3.
4. The Prix Wilder-Penfield is intended for research scientists working in the biomedical field.
The branches of learning recognized for this award are medical sciences, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
M.O. 1998, s. 4.
5. The Prix Armand-Frappier is intended for persons who have had a career in research and who have contributed to the development of a research establishment or devoted themselves to the administration or promotion of research and who, as a result, were able to foster new careers in science and develop interest in science and technology among the general population.
All branches of learning are recognized for this award.
M.O. 1998, s. 5.
6. The Prix Lionel-Boulet is intended for research scientists working in the industrial field.
All branches of learning are recognized for this award.
M.O. 1998, s. 6.
DIVISION II
ELIGIBILITY
7. To be eligible for a competition, a person shall be a Canadian citizen and shall have had a career in Québec.
M.O. 1998, s. 7.
8. A member of a jury shall not be eligible for a competition for the year during which he is a member of such jury.
M.O. 1998, s. 8.
9. A person may not propose his own candidacy.
Every candidacy shall be submitted together with a file including a letter of introduction, an up-to-date resumé and 3 letters of recommendation from experts in the branch of learning explaining why the candidate should receive the award.
M.O. 1998, s. 9.
10. An award shall be granted to only 1 person during a given year unless the jury decides to grant it to persons who jointly carried out an achievement.
M.O. 1998, s. 10.
11. A person may not receive the same award more than once nor may he receive more than 1 award during the same year.
He may however be granted, during his career, different awards for different contributions.
M.O. 1998, s. 11.
12. An award may not be granted posthumously.
M.O. 1998, s. 12.
DIVISION III
JURY COMPOSITION AND DUTIES
13. The Minister shall annually empanel a jury for each competition. He shall appoint the members thereof and designate the chair.
The jury shall be made up of 5 members.
The quorum for a meeting of the jury shall be 4 members.
Any person who has proposed or supported a candidacy may not be a member of the jury.
Travel and living expenses incurred by a member of the jury while carrying out his duties shall be reimbursed by the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation, in accordance with the Règles sur les frais de déplacement des personnes engagées à honoraires (C.T. 170100, 89-03-14).
M.O. 1998, s. 13.
14. The duty of the jury for each competition shall be to select, if it considers it appropriate, the winner of the award for that competition.
M.O. 1998, s. 14.
DIVISION IV
SELECTION OF WINNERS
15. The decision of the jury shall be rendered in writing by a majority vote of its members. The decision shall give reasons and be dated and signed by the members who rendered it.
M.O. 1998, s. 15.
16. Where the jury decides not to grant an award in a given year, it shall render its decision in the manner prescribed by section 15.
M.O. 1998, s. 16.
17. The deliberations of the jury shall be confidential.
M.O. 1998, s. 17.
18. The decision of the jury has effect from the date indicated on it.
M.O. 1998, s. 18.
19. The secretary shall send the decision of the jury to the Minister within 30 days following the date on which it was rendered.
M.O. 1998, s. 19.
20. The Minister shall announce the decision of the jury not later than on 30 November of each year.
M.O. 1998, s. 20.
21. Each winner shall receive:
(1)  an amount of $30,000, non-taxable;
(2)  a medal, engraved with his name and created by a professional Québec artist, an unengraved double of which shall be given to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec;
(3)  a certificate written in calligraphy on parchment.
M.O. 1998, s. 21.
DIVISION V
ADMINISTRATION OF COMPETITIONS
22. The secretary of each competition shall be the Director of the Direction de la diffusion scientifique et technologique of the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation or any person he may appoint for that purpose.
M.O. 1998, s. 22.
23. The secretary shall call the meetings of the juries by a notice in writing sent to each member at least 1 clear day before meetings are held.
The secretary shall attend the meetings, draw up the minutes thereof and send the decision of the juries and a copy of the minutes to the Minister.
The secretary is not entitled to vote at meetings of the juries.
M.O. 1998, s. 23.
24. This competition replaces the competition made by Minister’s Order 1-92 of the Minister of Higher Education and Science respecting Prix du Québec scientific competitions on 9 September 1992.
M.O. 1998, s. 24.
25. (Omitted).
M.O. 1998, s. 25.
REFERENCES
M.O. 1998, 1998 G.O. 2, 4537
S.Q. 2002, c. 64, s. 20