Marcel Côté Award honours the memory of a great visionary


Marcel Côté (1942–2014) was a brilliant economist leader and a tireless advocate for good public policy. He was a founding partner of SECOR Inc., which he helped build into Canada’s largest independent management consulting firm. His advice was sought by corporations, community and cultural organizations, and senior-level governments in our country. Dedicated to his community, he served many different institutions as a board director, and made important contributions to the economic and cultural growth of Montréal.

To honour his memory, the Marcel Côté Award for Leadership in Public Policy was created. The award is presented by Canada’s Public Policy Forum in partnership with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal and the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal.

The Marcel Côté Award recognizes lasting contributions to good governance. It was bestowed for the first time in May 2015 upon Louise Roy, Chancellor and Chair of the Board at the University of Montréal, and Jacques Ménard, Chairman, BMO Nesbitt Burns and President, BMO Financial Group. They both embody the values that were so dear to Marcel Côté.