Jacqueline Richard (March 8, 1928 - August 2, 2015) was a Québécois Canadian pianist and conductor who is perhaps best known for resigning from the Order of Canada in 2009. Her resignation was in protest of the appointment of pro-choice advocate Henry Morgentaler to the order.
Jacqueline Richard was born March 8, 1928 in Montreal.
Richard performed with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, during the years of 1950-1951, 1954-1955, and every year between 1957-1961.
In 1984, she co-founded the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal.
In 1985, she retired to coach piano privately.
She died on 2 August 2015 in Montreal.
- Jacqueline Richard was awarded the Quebec Lieutenant-Governor's medal in 1953.
- She was awarded the Order of Canada in 2004.
- "Gov. Gen. accepts three resignations from Order of Canada". CBC News. June 1, 2009. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
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