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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.


(kwɪˈbɛkə; kə-; kɛ-) or


(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of the province of Quebec
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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.
Like her fellow Quebecker, the tenor Marc Hervieux, Montreal soprano Marie-Josee Lord moves easily between classical and popular music.
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.
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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.
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The case was initiated by the federal government of Prime Minister Mr Jean Chretien, a Quebecker who opposes secession.