The Institute wishes to highlight the achievements of Mr. Raymond Garneau, the first honorary governor of the Montreal Cancer Institute, for his lifelong work that continues to enhance the foundation.

In both public service and the private sector, Raymond Garneau has consistently been recognized as a thoughtful builder and a rigorous manager. Having held various ministerial positions, he profoundly influenced the Quebec public administration with the presentation of the Financial Administration Act in 1970, completely redefining the role of financial and budgetary bodies of the state. Honored by the Quebec academic community, this Officer of the Order of Canada was named Grand Québécois by the Montreal Chamber of Commerce in 2005.

For nearly 25 years, Mr. Garneau has actively served as a member of the Institute’s board of directors. His commitment has significantly contributed to consolidating both the mission and values of the organization. It is also thanks to his initiative that the flagship event of the Institute, the Concert Against Cancer, was born. This event aims to raise funds for the Brain Repatriation program and contributes to recruiting researchers from around the world.

Thanks to his involvement and dedication, the Raymond Garneau Chair in Prostate Cancer was established in 2004.

The entire community of the Montreal Cancer Institute wishes to express its gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Garneau.