The Quebec flag at the Parliament Building of the National Assembly will be lowered to half-mast this Thursday, from dawn to dusk, to pay tribute to actor Michel Côté, who died on May 29.
It was the president of the National Assembly of Quebec, Nathalie Roy, and the prime minister François Legault, who made the announcement on Tuesday. Ms. Roy took the opportunity to offer, on behalf of her parliamentary colleagues, her sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the actor.
On the same day, the public will be invited to pay tribute to the memory of Michel Côté, which will be exhibited in the state of the chapel at the Monument-National, boulevard Saint-Laurent, in Montreal. Maxime Le Flaguais, one of Michel Côté’s two sons, will take the opportunity to address the media in the morning. He will be the sole spokesperson for the family, which has expressed its desire to withdraw from public space during this ordeal.
In addition, Prime Minister Legault still intends to table a motion in the National Assembly with the aim of awarding Michel Côté the title of Knight of the National Order of Quebec posthumously, on June 21.
Born in Alma on June 25, 1950, Michel Côté has distinguished himself in some forty Quebec films and television series, including La petite vie, Omertà, Cruising Bar, C. R. A. Z. Y. and De père en flic. He has received numerous distinctions, including, in 2009, the Medal of Honor from the National Assembly of Quebec for his role in the unforgettable theater play Broue.