The Grand Prize Phénicia 2018 handed over to the writer and playwright Michel Tremblay

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The writer and playwright Michel Tremblay, le Salon du livre de Montréal, in November last

The writer and playwright Michel Tremblay will be awarded the Grand Phénicia 2018 may 31, next by the Chamber of commerce LGBT people of Quebec.


The 14th edition of the Phénicia will take place in the hall of the Parquet of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, in Montreal, under the honorary presidency of the actress and business woman Caroline Néron. The event will celebrate the success and involvement of people who have contributed to the radiation and to the development of the business community LGBT.


Steve Foster, president of the Chamber of commerce, explained that by awarding the prize to Michel Tremblay, the organization wants to affirm that the writer was able, through his work, mark the Quebec and the world for more than 50 years. The Chamber also wishes to acknowledge his outstanding contribution to the LGBT community.


Michel Tremblay said he was touched by the fact that he won the award, adding that the recognition of sexual minorities has been one of the greatest fights of his life.


Last year, the Grand Phénicia has been awarded to Françoise Bertrand, president and outgoing executive director of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ).