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Quebec is also the sole territory north of the Caribbean Sea - aside from the thinly populated archipelago of St-Pierre and Miquelon - where French is spoken by a majority of the population.
Quebec City was founded by Samuel de Champlain who established the Habitation de Quebec in 1608 as a permanent fur trading outpost, where he quickly forged a trading and military alliance with Algonquin and Huron nations against the Iroquois and the British.
The avian emblem of Quebec is the snowy owl.
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  Premier of Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Premier of Quebec (in French Premier ministre du Québec, sometimes literally translated to Prime Minister of Quebec) is the first minister for the Canadian province of Quebec.
The Premier is the province's head of government and its title is Premier and President of the Executive Council.
The Premier of Quebec is nominally appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor of the province.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Premier_of_Quebec   (195 words)

 Premier (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, where French is an official language, the head of government is called Premier Ministre in French, as the French language does not use a separate term to distinguish the national Prime Minister from a provincial premier.
In the ten provinces of Canada, the premier is usually the leader of the largest political party in the provincial legislature although there are historical exceptions, the most recent such exception occuring after the 1985 general election in Ontario.
The Premier of the Yukon Territory is chosen in the usual fashion, but the Premiers of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are selected from within the small and non-partisan elected territorial councils.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Premier_(Canada)   (574 words)

 New premier of Quebec vows independence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Quebec has the highest per capita taxes in Canada, and Bouchard said he will try to trim the debt mainly through government spending cuts.
The latest poll in Quebec, published Saturday in two newspapers, Le Journal de Montreal and the Globe and Mail of Toronto, showed voters currently in favor of separation 52.4 percent to 47.6 percent.
He assumed command of the separatist campaign from Jacques Parizeau, his predecessor as Quebec premier, three weeks before the Oct. 30 election day and his emotion-charged appeals to Quebec nationalism immediately reversed the separatists' sharp decline in the polls.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/96/01/30/canada.html   (419 words)

 Quebec's Constitutional Veto: The Legal and Historical Context (BP295e)
Quebec provincial governments, particularly in the post-war period, have added to this interpretation the argument that Quebec, the only political entity in Canada with a majority francophone population, is the "cornerstone" of French Canada.
Even though Quebec continued to subscribe to the more general theory that the consent of all provinces was required for patriation and a new amending formula, successive Quebec governments moved steadily towards the formula position that Quebec had a special status within Confederation, including a unique claim on a constitutional veto.
The fact that Quebec was able to block important attempts to change the Constitution (as in 1965 when Premier Lesage vetoed the Fulton-Favreau amending formula, and in 1971 when Premier Bourassa refused to agree to the Victoria Charter) was subsequently interpreted within Quebec as a confirmation of the existence of that province’s constitutional veto.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/library/PRBpubs/bp295-e.htm   (3475 words)

 Preliminary statement of Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard, on the day following the rendering of the Opinion of the ...
Indeed, the federal government, in a hardly buckled will to frighten Quebecers, unilaterally asked nine judges of its own Supreme Court, nine people whose federalist faith is not in doubt, to voice their opinion on the Canadian federalist argumentation.
The Quebec government, as it was its responsibility, refused to take part in this episode of the federal political strategy and firmly reiterated that only Quebecers have the right to choose their future, as do all the parties represented in the National Assembly.
Quebec always was at the avant-garde, in Canada, of the recognition of the rights of the aboriginals, in particular since the resolution presented by Rene Lévesque in 1984 which recognized, for the first time in Canada, the existence of the aboriginal nations of Quebec.
english.republiquelibre.org /Preliminary_statement_of_Quebec_Premier_Lucien_Bouchard,_on_the_day_following_the_rendering_of_the_Opinion_of_the_Supreme_Court_of_Canada_on_the_federal_government's_Reference_on_Secession   (2131 words)

 Bourassa, Robert
As premier, he was instrumental in negotiating the terms of the Meech Lake Accord and strongly supported free trade with the US (courtesy CP).
Despite his youth, Bourassa was chosen to succeed Jean LESAGE as leader of the Québec Liberal Party in January 1970 and became premier after the Liberal victory in April 1970.
Although he was re-elected in 1973 with a majority of 102 of 110 seats, his second term saw a weakening of Québec's position within Confederation, caused in part by his refusal to sign the constitutional agreement reached in Victoria in 1971.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000914   (513 words)

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Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau will likely leave office amid suspicion that he and some of the Parti Quebecois members closest to him at least ignored a developing patronage scandal within his government in order to avoid a negative impact on the outcome of the province's referendum.
Quebec auditor general Guy Breton's December 5 report on the affair uncovered a clear case of conflict of interest within the restructuring ministry as well as what he described as a possible network of patronage and fraud due to the close association between Le Hir's deputy minister and consultant Claude Lafrance.
Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau publicly blamed the sovereigntists' defeat on "money and the ethnic vote." His statement has prompted charges of racism, and other sovereigntists are attempting to heal wounds and build confidence within the province's cultural communities.
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 Honore Mercier - MSN Encarta
He was the Premier of Quebec from January 27, 1887 to...
The Honoré Mercier Bridge in Quebec, Canada, connects the Montreal borough of LaSalle on the Island of Montreal with the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake on the south shore of the...
As premier, Mercier appointed a Catholic priest to his administration; passed laws that seemed to promote clerical influence in provincial affairs; and demanded that the federal government surrender powers to the provinces.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_461511076/Honore_Mercier.html   (740 words)

 Online NewsHour: Newsmaker with Lucien Bouchard -- April 23,1996
Lucien Bouchard, the new premier of the Quebec Province, who won a January election on a platform calling for the Province to become independent from Canada, talks with Charles Krause.
LUCIEN BOUCHARD, Premier, Quebec: Well, as you know, it was a very intense debate where 94 percent of people express an opinion, and it's almost unheard in Quebec's democracy to see such a high participation, and it was a close call.
PREMIER BOUCHARD: Well, I think that it's our job--we sovereignists--it's our job to convince them that whatever, whatever the political future of Quebec, Quebec is our country, a place, and we have to stay together.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/canada/bouchard_4-23.html   (1602 words)

 Quebec vote reduces Liberals to minority - Breaking News - World - Breaking News
Quebec Premier Jean Charest lost his parliamentary seat in the Canadian province's election as voters knocked down his ruling Liberal government to a minority from a majority, CBC TV projected.
Quebec voted against separation by about one percentage point in 1995 and by 20 points in 1980.
With about two-thirds of the ballots counted in Quebec's vote, the Liberals had candidates elected or leading in 46 of the 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs, followed by 43 for the ADQ and 36 for the PQ.
www.smh.com.au /news/World/Quebec-vote-reduces-Liberals-to-minority/2007/03/27/1174761448969.html   (550 words)

 Supreme Court strikes blow to Quebec referendum law
Invoking the ghost of Rene Levesque who brought in the law as premier, the Quebec government called yesterday's ruling "an attack on democracy" and threatened to use the notwithstanding clause to circumvent the decision.
Quebec Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Jacques Brassard said the separatist government is considering using the notwithstanding clause to over-ride the Supreme Court decision.
The Quebec Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision that ruled the referendum did infringe on freedom of expression but that it was justifiable because spending controls are needed to ensure a free and fair vote.
www.efc.ca /pages/media/ottawa.citizen.10oct97.html   (800 words)

 Jean Lesage - MSN Encarta
He served as Premier of Quebec from July 22, 1960, to August...
Jean Lesage (1912-1980), premier of the province of Québec, Canada, from 1960 to 1966.
During his two terms as premier, the Québec government assumed broad new responsibilities in the provincial economy and society.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761590986/Jean_Lesage.html   (918 words)

 Quebec, Israel and the Jewish community - Speech by Premier of Quebec Bernard Landry - Independence of Québec - ...
This is an unofficial translation of a speech delivered on May 14 2001 by Bernard Landry at the occasion of a luncheon meeting with the Jewish community of Québec at the Gelber Conference Centre.
It symbolizes for the whole of Quebecers a commonplace of exchange and sharing with all the Jews of Quebec, a land rightly perceived by your ancestors as a space of liberty and conviviality.
The conclusions of the 2000 Report on anti-semitic incidents of the B'nai B'rith's Human Rights League confirm this perception: "The worst forms of racism known in Canada are ascribable to Neo-Nazi groups, to those who speak of white supremacy or to the revisionists from outside the province.
english.republiquelibre.org /Quebec,_Israel_and_the_Jewish_community_-_Speech_by_Premier_of_Quebec_Bernard_Landry   (2142 words)

 The dilemma of Canada and Québec
This virtually guaranteed that Quebec would continue to vote for the Liberal Party at the federal level, at a time when it was possible that conflicts might have arisen between the deep-rooted social conservatism of Quebec, and the province's desire to continue voting for the Liberals.
Nevertheless, the poverty in Quebec was often grinding, and tremendous resentment against the wealthy English commercial classes (especially in Montreal) -- who in many cases refused to learn or speak the French language out of sheer spite -- was certainly possible.
Many English-Canadians believed that Trudeau would "put Quebec in its place," while French-Canadians voted for him because he was seen as a "native son." Trudeau enacted the policy of coast-to-coast bilingualism (and the assault on the residues of English-Canadian traditionalist nationalism) in Canada, which was said to be the price of keeping Québec in Canada.
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 GPCO - Services (Market studies & other services)
Québec, June 29 2005 – The Premier of Québec, Mr.
Quebecers want us to put more emphasis on this clean and renewable energy.
Charest specified that the execution of this project should induce investments evaluated at more than 3 billion dollars and the creation of 4000 jobs during the construction phase, 600 permanent jobs in factories, and 200 permanent jobs for the management and maintenance of the wind farms.
www.gpco.ca /eng   (540 words)

 BBC News | AMERICAS | Top post for Quebec deputy premier
Quebec's Deputy Premier, Bernard Landry, is now certain to become leader of the governing Parti Quebecois and the next premier of the province.
Mr Ouimet, the former head of the Quebec Green party, always admitted that he could not beat Mr Landry and said he only wanted to start a debate about the future of the party.
And it has to be said from Quebec and understood with our friends in the rest of Canada,'' Landry said.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/1191714.stm   (447 words)

 Foreign Policy Association: Resource Library: Transcript: H.E. Jean Charest, Premier of Quebec
Different states, such as Quebec and the New England states came together regardless of their borders to speak with one voice (in both French and English by the way) in the interest of their citizens.
Quebec is the birthplace of Céline Dion and the Cirque du Soleil.
As Premier of Quebec I believe of reducing the size of Government and a more focussed and efficient State that is well adapted to the new century.
www.fpa.org /topics_info2414/topics_info_show.htm?doc_id=194927   (2487 words)

 Statue honours Quebec's youngest premier
QUEBEC - Robert Bourassa, described on the eve of his 1976 defeat as "the most hated man in Quebec," had a love-in in his honour yesterday as about 1,000 guests and ordinary Quebecers gathered on the grounds of the National Assembly for the unveiling of a smiling statue of him.
Bourassa's Bill 22, making French Quebec's official language, was denounced by francophones as too timid, decried by anglophones for going too far and disparaged by allophones, whose children were subjected to language tests.
Premier Jean Charest recalled that on Nov. 15, 1976, when Bourassa and his government were defeated, no one thought he would come back.
www.canada.com /montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=aaffe2fe-5a3b-4dd3-b0f1-a355a1e54907   (335 words)

 Le blog de Polyscopique: Un anglophone premier ministre du Québec?
According to a recent CROP poll, 35 percent of Quebecers are opposed to having an anglophone as Premier of Québec.
In the 19th century, there were two anglophone Premiers, each one born from an anglophone father and a francophone mother: John Jones Ross from 1884 to 1887 and Edmund James Flynn during twelve months from 1896 to 1897.
Au 19e siècle, il y a eu deux premier ministres anglophones, chacun ; d'un père anglophone et d'une mère francophone: John Jones Ross de 1884 à 1887 et Edmund James Flynn pendant douze mois de 1896 à 1897.
www.polyscopique.com /blog/archives/000870.html   (698 words)

 ESR | April 23, 2007 | Québec!: Part Three
The British had ironically been relatively tolerant to the institutions of Ancien Quebec, especially in regard to the Roman Catholic Church which was allowed to continue to flourish – something that was virtually unheard of in most British realms.
The idea of Trudeau's toughness against the Quebec separatists was reinforced by his declaration of martial law in Quebec in October 1970, against a small, extremist separatist faction, that had kidnapped (and later murdered) the Quebec Minister of Labour, as well as kidnapped a British trade official.
The "patriation", and the manoeuvers of Trudeau and the other Premiers concerning its initial announcement to the public, are often seen as an anti-Québec conspiracy, sometimes described in Quebec, rather too flamboyantly, as "the Night of the Long Knives".
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0407/0407quebecp3.htm   (1412 words)

 Quebec ex-premier Bouchard shuns political return
Former Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard, who led the separatists to a near victory in a 1995 referendum on independence from Canada, said on Friday he has no plans to return to politics.
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Former Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard, who led the separatists to a near victory in a 1995 referendum on independence from Canada, said on Friday he has no plans to return to politics.
Earlier this week, Quebec Premier Jean Charest said he would call an election "soon," but dismissed speculation that it is imminent.
www.dose.ca /ottawa/news/story.html?s_id=D7NIS66DDBN09BRWbhWtzG9G/q/5NAfko2jkU0wqB04/lw5pKZgIjg==   (605 words)

 BBC News | AMERICAS | New Quebec premier vows sovereignty
The new premier of Quebec, Bernard Landry, has pledged to "vigorously push" for the province's independence from Canada.
But Quebec's new premier is likely to provoke a confrontation with Canada's ruling Liberal Party, which firmly opposes Quebec separatism and has introduced a law making it more difficult for the province to secede.
To try to allay concerns that his party was intolerant of Anglophones, he made a brief point in English, inviting English speakers living in Quebec to participate in the construction of "a plural and inclusive Quebec".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/1211211.stm   (374 words)

 CBC News: Quebec may unleash language police
QUEBEC CITY - Quebec's premier may unleash the language police to crack down on the growing use of English in workplaces around the province.
Premier Jean Charest says he favours doing whatever needs to be done to promote the French language and culture.
The report, released on Monday by the language watchdog, says the French language is in a "precarious" state in Quebec as English usage continues to expand.
cbc.ca /story/canada/national/2004/11/23/quebec-language-041123.html   (290 words)

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