Le clergé écarté de l’ordre de préséance pour les cérémonies publiques au Québec (Clergy Excluded from Order of Precedence for Official Ceremonies in Quebec), Marie-Michèle Sioui, Le Devoir, 2019-11-22.
Catholic Church authorities will no longer have precedence over Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) in official Quebec government ceremonies. Last week the cabinet of Premier François Legault issued a decree which excludes religious representatives completely from the order of precedence. The decree also added representatives of indigenous peoples. The order of precedence is a symbolic hierarchy which ranks in order of importance the various participants in official ceremonies such as funerals, swearing-in of MNAs, awards and honours, etc.
Another step—small and symbolic, but nevertheless significant—towards the secularization of the Quebec State.
- Order of precedence in Quebec, Wikipedia, consulted 2019-11-25, most recent modification 2019-03-17.
N.B. : At the time this Wikipedia page was consulted, it displayed the previous order of precedence, in effect before the decree described above.
- Canadian order of precedence, Wikipedia.