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2009-02-14 21:52:56

Plans to re-enact the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec have been modified, which may be a polite term for canceled, an official said Saturday. The battle in 1759 ended French hopes of an empire in what is now Canada. Patrick Bourgeois, leader of Le Reseau de Resistance du Quebecois, a separatist group, had threatened to disrupt the re-enactment with thousands of protesters, the Montreal Gazette reported. Alfred Juneau, head of the National Battlefields Commission, said at a news...

2008-12-01 15:35:35

A new Quebec beer whose goal is to raise money for the province's independence from Canada isn't experiencing stellar sales. Retired high school teacher Jacques LeDuc is one of the co-founders of the fundraising beer called l'Independante, which went on the market this fall, the Globe and Mail reported. He told the newspaper 22 investors each pooled $22,000 to get the beer made and marketed with an eye to raising money for separatist causes after paying manufacturing costs. He said if 100,000...

2005-10-24 07:23:11

By David Ljunggren QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - A decade after a referendum on whether Quebec should break away from Canada failed by a whisker, the pro-independence movement in the French-speaking province is anxious to try its luck again. Fury about a federal government patronage scandal has pushed support among Quebecers for sovereignty above 50 percent in some opinion polls, a level not seen for years. The separatist Parti Quebecois says it will call another referendum...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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