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Provincial Government
  QC Premier  François Legault 2 22 +55.20%
  QC National Assembly  Coalition Avenir Québec 0 22 +55.20%
  QC House of Commons  Liberal Party 0 21 +3.85%
  QC Senate  Independent Senators Group 0 22 +12.50%
  Lieutenant Governor  Joseph Michel Doyon 0 15 A +100.00%
Administrative Region
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Party Leadership
  Coalition Avenir Québec  François Legault 0 11 +100.00%
  Conservative Party of Quebec  Éric Duhaime 0 21 +91.99%
  Green Party of Quebec  Alex Tyrrell 1 13 +100.00%
  New Democratic Party of Quebec Leader  Raphaël Fortin 1 18 +23.93%
  Parti Libéral du Québec  Marc Tanguay 0 22 +100.00%
  Parti Québécois  Paul St-Pierre Plamondon 1 20 +12.05%
  Québec Solidaire  Manon Massé 1 17 +0.00%
  Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois 0 17 +50.00%
  Quebec Sovereignty Referendum  No 347 95 +1.16%

% Of Total VotesOfficeQuébec WinnerYrQuébec Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race
23.08% House of Commons   Liberal Party 21 35 44.87% -2.47%
23.79% Popular Vote   Liberal Party 21 1,361,291 33.60% +0.98%

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Parents > Canada  
Established January 01, 1763
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedRBH February 22, 2019 04:31pm
Description Québec is a Canadian province in Eastern Canada. It joined Confederation on July 1, 1867 and is one of the original four provinces of Canada.

Québec is surrounded by the province of Ontario, James Bay and Hudson Bay to the west, by the Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay to the north, by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the provinces of New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador to the east, and by the United States (the states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine) to the south. It also shares maritime borders with Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.

The population of the province (as of 2006) is 7,651,531. It is the second-largest province in Canada by population.

The capital of Québec is Québec City. The largest city in the province is Montréal, which is also the second-largest city in Canada. Other large communities include Longueuil, Laval, Gatineau, Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Lévis, and Terrebonne.

The current Premier of the province is Hon. Jean Charest, Libéral. The current Lieutenant Governor is Hon. Pierre Duchesne.

The official language of Québec is French; it is the sole Canadian province whose population is mainly French Canadian, and where English is not an official language at the provincial level.

The name "Québec", which comes from an Algonquin word meaning "strait" or "narrowing", originally meant the narrowing of the St. Lawrence River off what is currently Québec City.

Part of New France until 1760, Québec became a province within Canadian Confederation at its founding in 1867. Since then, a significant movement for statehood has resulted in two referendums (in 1980 and 1995) rejecting sovereignty-association.

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Pty Amount % Yr Chg As Of Contributor
PLQ 81,693 63.50% +0.00% Dec 31, 2011 M@
PQ 38,540 29.96% +0.00% Dec 31, 2011 M@
QS 5,224 4.06% +0.00% Dec 31, 2011 M@
ADQ 1,574 1.22% -857.53% Dec 31, 2011 M@
ON 1,150 0.89% -1241.47% Dec 31, 2011 M@
GPC 257 0.20% -2050.09% Dec 31, 2011 M@
PI 208 0.16% -2094.46% Dec 31, 2011 M@


Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Oct 01, 2018 08:30am Oct 01, 2018 07:00pm General Election Quebec Provincial Election  IndyGeorgia 
Oct 03, 2022 08:30am Oct 03, 2022 07:00pm General Election Quebec Provincial Election  IndyGeorgia 

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Jan 26, 2011 07:00pm General Bloc to Tories: Give Quebec $5-billion or the budget dies   Article Monsieur 
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