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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.

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.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.