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 (kwĭ-bĕk′) or Qué·bec (kā-)
1. Abbr. QC or Que. A province of eastern Canada. Originally the inhabited portion of New France along the St. Lawrence River, it became the Province of Quebec when it was awarded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. In 1771 it was divided into Upper Canada (now Ontario) and Lower Canada. The two provinces were reunited in 1841 as the Province of Canada and separated once again with Confederation in 1867. French influence has remained dominant. Quebec is the capital and Montreal the largest city.
2. also Quebec City or Québec City The capital of Quebec, Canada, in the southern part of the province on the St. Lawrence River. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, it served as capital of New France before becoming a provincial capital under the British.

Que·beck′er, Que·bec′er n.
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(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of the province of Quebec
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In Canada, political parties would deliberately select a Quebecker as leader, such as the Liberals with the Trudeaus and Chretien.
And unsurprisingly, she seems to embody the several traits that define the Quebecker nature: joie de vivre, easygoing, creative, and proud.
We had in the last election, for the first time in Canadian history, the majority of Quebec seats going to a party led by a non-Quebecker--the ndp under Jack Layton when another party, the Bloc, was being led by a Quebecker. That had never happened before.
Like her fellow Quebecker, the tenor Marc Hervieux, Montreal soprano Marie-Josee Lord moves easily between classical and popular music.
John Manley, minister of Industry at the time, asked the question outright: "If this was about Quebec and you had to enter into negotiations, how tolerant would the rest of Canada be to the Canadian side in the negotiations being led by a Quebecker? It was going to be a complicated issue."
Quebecker Paul Almond, Anglican lay minister and author of the proposed 10-book Alford Saga, wants to use his historical novels to help Anglican churches in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.
But speak to your average Quebecker and they will dismiss the Francophile political parties out of hand.
Every Quebecker was asked to say whether they wanted the Quebec government to work out a different kind of relationship with the rest of Canada.
war on terror; Zimbabwean Nora Chipaumire's solo Pungwe, a reflection on the land bloodily contested in her native country; and Iroquois-Mohawk Quebecker Gaetan Gingras' Manitowapan, a tribute to the healing rituals of First Nations (aboriginal) peoples.
In 1966, he wrote that French Quebec was vacillating "between past and future," and that the representative French Quebecker was "temporarily free of his roots," only to be "abandoned to a most personal anguish."(38) Dumont did not believe that French Canadian traditionalism could serve the Quebecois in the modern world; "As a believer, I am delighted to see that the faith is no longer the miserable crutch of an under-developed society," he wrote.(39) Dumont claimed that French Canadian traditionalism could not muster up "any real capability to inspire action among people...."(40) Quebec's "historical tradition" needed to be "recuperated."(41) Yet Dumont had no clear idea about where Quebec society should go.
Consequently, we should find that the interactive term in this case (Media x French Quebecker) will have the same sign as the original cleavage.
The prime minister, Jean Chretien was a Quebecker; in fact, since 1968, the federal government had been dominated by Quebeckers, first Pierre-Elliott Trudeau, leading a Liberal government, then Brian Mulroney of the Conservatives and now Chretien, a Liberal again.