« This award is an incentive that encourages me to promote the basic principles of justice within Québec society as a whole and within my community in particular. »
The 2004 Prix de la justice has been awarded to Claudette Barthélémy-Anser for her long-standing devotion to vulnerable and isolated members of the Black community. As a member of the Black community herself, she has made a special commitment to young persons in difficulty by personally developing a program to facilitate their integration into mainstream society.
In addition to her community involvement, Claudette Barthélémy-Anser has placed her professional expertise at the service of low-income earners in the Black community, many of whom have benefited from her broad legal experience or have been represented by her free of charge before the courts.
The Minister of Justice, Jacques P. Dupuis, presenting the 2004 Prix de la justice medal to Claudette Barthélémy-Asner.