Outline of Quebec

Outline of Quebec
Location of Quebec

Quebec is a province in the eastern part of Canada situated between Hudson Bay and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It is the only Canadian province with a predominantly French-speaking population and the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level.

Sovereignty plays a large role in the politics of Quebec, and the official opposition social democratic Parti Québécois advocates national sovereignty for the province and secession from Canada. Sovereignist governments have held referendums on independence in 1980 and 1995; both were voted down by voters, the latter defeated by a very narrow margin. In 2006, the Canadian House of Commons passed a symbolic motion recognizing the "Québécois as a nation within a united Canada."[1][2]

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Quebec:


General reference

Geography of Quebec

The Quebec territory.

Location

Environment of Quebec

Quebec can be very warm during the summer and extremely snowy in the winter

Natural geographic features of Quebec

Heritage sites of Quebec

Regions of Quebec

Ecoregions of Quebec

Administrative divisions of Quebec

Regions of Quebec
The seventeen administrative regions of Quebec.
  1. Bas-Saint-Laurent
  2. Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  3. Capitale-Nationale
  4. Mauricie
  5. Estrie
  6. Montreal
  7. Outaouais
  8. Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  9. Côte-Nord
  10. Nord-du-Québec
  11. Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  12. Chaudière-Appalaches
  13. Laval
  14. Lanaudière
  15. Laurentides
  16. Montérégie
  17. Centre-du-Québec
Indian reserves in Quebec
Municipalities of Quebec

Demography of Quebec

Population distribution by religion

Province[11] Christians Non-religious Muslims Jews Buddhists Hindus Sikhs
 Quebec 6,432,430 413,190 108,620 89,915 41,380 24,525 8,225

Government and politics of Quebec

Main article: Government of Quebec and Politics of Quebec

Branches of the government of Quebec

Executive branch of the government of Quebec

Legislative branch of the government of Quebec

Judicial branch of the government of Quebec

International relations of Quebec

Law and order in Quebec

Military of Quebec

Being a part of Canada, Quebec does not have its own military. The Canadian forces stationed within Quebec are detailed below:

Land forces in Quebec

Air forces in Quebec

Naval forces in Quebec

Local government in Quebec

  • List of mayors in Quebec

History of Quebec

Main article: History of Quebec, Timeline of Quebec history, and Current events of Quebec

History of Quebec, by period

History of Quebec, by region

History of Quebec, by subject

Culture of Quebec

Art in Quebec

People of Quebec

Religion in Quebec

Religion in Quebec

Irreligion in Quebec

Sports in Quebec

Quebec Athletes

Notable Quebec athletes include:

Symbols of Quebec

Economy and infrastructure of Quebec

Education in Quebec

The Quebec education system is unique in North America in that it has 4 education levels: grade school, high school, college, university.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Routine Proceedings: The Québécois". Hansard of 39th Parliament, 1st Session; No. 087. Parliament of Canada. November 22, 2006. http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=39&Ses=1&DocId=2528725#SOB-1788846. Retrieved April 30, 2008. 
  2. ^ "House of Commons passes Quebec nation motion". CTV News. November 27, 2006. http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061127/quebec_motion_061127?s_name=&no_ads=. Retrieved October 3, 2009.  "The motion is largely seen as a symbolic recognition of the Québécois nation."
  3. ^ According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is one of 81 locales of pan-Canadian significance with official forms in both languages. In this system, the official name of the capital is Québec in both official languages. The Quebec government renders both names as Québec in both languages.
  4. ^ "Frogs in peril in La Belle Province". CBC News. February 26, 2008. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2008/02/26/qc-frogs-0226.html. 
  5. ^ This is the preferred spelling according to Hansard, the official record of debates in the House of Commons (e.g., 39th Parliament, 1st Session - Edited Hansard - Number 085 - November 23, 2006). Also, technically speaking, the commonly accepted English spelling is "Quebecker". The rules of English pronunciation require a "k" after the "c" for a hard sound. In the Oxford Dictionary, "Quebecker" is the only spelling offered (see Oxford Dictionary Online). The Globe & Mail uses "Quebecker" (see: Quebeckers' mental Bloc - article by Jeffrey Simpson after the 2008 election; Oct. 18, 2008). It is sometimes spelled "Quebecer" in other newspapers and magazines, such as the Montreal Gazette and Macleans magazine.
  6. ^ "Quebec." Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. 2003. (ISBN 0-87779-809-5) New York: Merriam-Webster, Inc."
  7. ^ Quebec is located in the eastern part of Canada, but is also historically and politically considered to be part of Central Canada (with Ontario).
  8. ^ "Canada's population estimates: Table 2 Quarterly demographic estimates". Statcan.gc.ca. April 16, 2011. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/100628/t100628a2-eng.htm. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ Quebec. "Area of Quebec". Areas of Canadian Provinces and territories. Canadian gov.. http://www.canadafacts.org/area-of-canadian-provinces/. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Commission de toponymie du Québec (June 28, 2011). "Lac Guillaume-Delisle" (in French). http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/ct/ToposWeb/fiche.aspx?no_seq=27441. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Population by religion, by province and territory (2001 Census)". 0.statcan.gc.ca. 2005-01-25. http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/cst01/demo30a-eng.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Quebec

History

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