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Former good article nominee Quebec was a Geography and places good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Pierre Boivin & Etienne Fafard, Original French Colonists and Rectors of Ste. Anne deBeaupre Cathedral in Quebec, CA[edit]

I would like to include and preserve information about Pierre (my 9th Great-Grandfather) and his family that served as rectors for the stunningly beautiful Ste. Anne deBeaupre Cathedral in Quebec, Canada whose lengthy service and work was recognized by ceremony and monument at Wikipedia's Quebec, Canada page. Another descendant of Pierre Boivin, Richard Boivin, added content and a photograph from the local newspaper with the caption, "Memorial in honor of the ancestors Pierre Boivin and his wife Étiennette Fafard in the graveyard of the ancestors near the Basilica of Sainte-Anne de Beaupré. Memorial in honor of ancestors Pierre Boivin and his wife Elsa Fafard in the cemetery of ancestors near the Basilica of Sainte-Anne de Beaupré." I have a copy of the photograph showing the monument, and verifiable documentation of the service including Histoire des Canadiens-Français 1608-1880 : origine, histoire, religion, guerres, découvertes, colonisation, coutumes, vie dome and L'Abbe D Tanguay, ADS, Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes Depuis la Fondation de la Colonie Jusqu'a Nos Jours, Premier Volume, Depuis 1608 jusqu'a 1700, Eusebe Senecal, 1871. Please contact me when this is approved for submission, and I will include all of the detailed information. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.161.114.117 (talk) 19:10, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

We spell the word "honour" with a 'u' in this country. The Yanks spell it "honor".
"[S]tunningly beautiful" rather overstates the case, wouldn't you say?
99.247.1.157 (talk) 23:38, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
The IP geolocates to the United States, so of course it's perfectly acceptable for the user to post in their own vernacular spelling. "In this country" is a peculiar turn of phrase...Wikipedia is global. I don't think "stunningly beautiful" is an overstatement either, but such things are subjective. OttawaAC (talk) 03:28, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Debt and Taxes[edit]

The statement "Quebec is the highest taxed and indebted province or state in North America" is incorrect and poorly justified, using only opinion pieces. Someone ought to remove the statement and its citations. I'd do it myself, but the page is protected and I'm new... Enigmata456 (talk) 20:13, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

I rephrased the sentence in question, and added some more sources as cited. The sources didn't indicate that Quebec is the most taxed or indebted province/state in "North America", actually it was compared to the other provinces and some selected states in the Fraser Institute report. As for comparing the tax situation with other provinces/states, that's complex, there are myriad ways of measuring and comparing data. Hopefully the way the paragraph is now written makes that a bit clearer. OttawaAC (talk) 23:29, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Request of change of url[edit]

Hello,

My name is Steve Godin, and I’m in charge of advertising on ICI Radio-Canada’s web platforms. As you may well have heard in recent months, the Radio-Canada web site brand now has a new name – ICI Radio-Canada.ca We ask that you please use the URL http://ici.radio-canada.ca rather than http://www.radio-canada.ca in future mentions. We’d really appreciate it if you could correct existing mentions on your site as well. Let’s work together to ensure that your readers always have access to the latest up-to-the-minute news, as well as an optimal web experience.

We think it would be a good idea to update the following mentions in particular:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec


Destination: www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie/2010/01/20/014-Dette-etat.shtml www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/science/2009/01/21/001-Embargo-scientifiques2008.shtml www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/societe/2011/12/13/001-quebec-population-isq.shtml www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/societe/2013/06/04/007-taux-fecondite-2012-comparaison-quebec-canada.shtml www.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse/explorateur/histoire/index.asp?no_contenu=7253 www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/environnement/2009/03/29/001-aires-proteges-quebec.shtml www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/science/2010/12/09/001-exoplanete-hr8799e-marois.shtml www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie-Affaires/2007/10/01/001-taxe-carbone-debut.shtml www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2010/03/19/001-hiver-le-plus-chaud.shtml?ref=rss www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/environnement/2010/12/09/001-cancun-baird-provinces.shtml www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie/2013/10/07/004-quebec-politique-economique-emplois.shtml www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2011/04/07/001-quebec-voiture-electrique.shtml www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/science/2009/09/29/001-camera-udm-nasa.shtml

Feel free to contact me, of course, should you have any questions. Regards,

Steve Godin Web Integrator, Advertising and Promotion, Interactive Media

I can do a search and replace for the new URL tomorrow. I'll update this and a few other prominent Quebec articles. Is the URL "cbc.radio-canada.ca" still OK, or should that also be updated to "ici.radio-canada.ca"? (Steve?) OttawaAC (talk) 21:20, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Done. OttawaAC (talk) 22:37, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

"Québécois" [sic][edit]

That's the general term in French.
In English, it's Quebecker, or, if you can't spell properly, Quebecer.
Please correct. Thanks. 99.247.1.157 (talk) 23:25, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Québécois refers to an ethnic group. Quebecer/Quebecker refers to anyone from Quebec, whether they're Acadian, Anglophone, allophone, Québécois, or any other background. OttawaAC (talk) 03:16, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
No, I've seen Québécois used as a general term for any inhabitant of Quebec as well. Never in English, but in French, yes. 70.30.198.176 (talk) 14:32, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Population/GDP Figures[edit]

The population and GDP figures are outdated on this page. There is new information available both from StatsCan and The Institut de la statistique du Québec. Please update. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.201.126.228 (talk) 17:36, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 January 2015[edit]

Quebec was not founded by Jacques Cartier, it was founded by Neil Armstrong.Howesb (talk) 15:29, 11 January 2015 (UTC) Howesb (talk) 15:29, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

You sure about that? Not done. The Interior (Talk) 15:39, 11 January 2015 (UTC)