Quebec City

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Que·bec

 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Quebec City - the French-speaking capital of the province of QuebecQuebec City - the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
Pierre Laporte Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Saint Lawrence River at Quebec
Quebec Bridge - a cantilever bridge in Quebec
Quebec - the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British
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En depit de leurs qualites, ces travaux souffriront d'un certain << montrealo-centrisme >> et auront tendance a faire surtout etat de l'experience des artisans et des travailleurs qualifies au XIXe siecle, laissant dans l'ombre la vie quotidienne, les coutumes et les attitudes des classes laborieuses issues des petites communautes mono-industrielles, ou celles des journaliers en region (terrassiers, bucherons, draveurs, etc.), sans compter que la ville de Quebec restera la grande absente dans ce panorama.
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Last month the navy was proud to announce that the frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec would be detached from her current tour with the NATO squadron to provide anti-pirate escort fur supply ships off the coast of Somalia.
Pour moi, ca a ete une reunion fructueuse puisque j'ai pu rencontrer le comite de planification et d'autres membres de l'ACITN de la ville de Quebec. Je n'avais pas visite Quebec depuis la derniere Conference et cela m'a rappele a quel point cette ville est belle.
Ces avis commerciaux viennent s'ajouter aux sources existantes et permettront aux chercheurs de mieux connaitre la vie economique et commerciale de la ville de Quebec a la fin du XVIIIe siecle.
Rappelons seulement qu'au debut du XXe siecle, dans certaines parties de la ville, en Haute Ville notamment, la ville de Quebec etait plus anglophone que francophone.
(14.) Ville de Quebec, Opposition officielle a la ville de Montreal.
La ville de Quebec est generalement presentee comme une ville monoculturelle, le bastion de la culture francophone en Amerique du Nord.