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From: "John H.Merz" <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] The Province of Quebec
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 21:59:16 -0500
the history of Quebec has been a favourite subject of mine
for a long long time, actually it started in 1957 when I for the
first time set foot on Canada's soil in the city of Montreal.
Now to your question if Quebec was called 'The Province of
Quebec" before 1867?
Yes it was!
In a proclamation dated Oct. 7, 1763 the French inhabitants
of the City of Quebec, once the capital of New France,
are learning the price of defeat today.
By Royal Proclamation, New France no longer exists.
In its place is the new province of Quebec, and it's a much
Under the new law, derived from the treaty between England and
France, Quebec's borders no longer run south to the Mississippi
and east to Newfoundland. Instead, the new province lies in a
rectangular region, centred on the St. Lawrence River. All its
other lands - the interior, the islands in the Gulf of St.Lawrence
and those on the Mississippi - have been carved away.
The British have promised Quebec parliamentary rule in the future.
(Page 105 - Chronicle of Canada by Chronicle Publications, Montreal)
I do hope that this will clear up this issue.
Bon soir, mon ami,
From: "G.C (Gerry) Germain" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 8:51 PM
Thank you for confirming that my previous message on the subject was
But is it correct to say that "and only since 1867 the present Province
of Quebec got back its rightful name..." Was it called the "Province of
Québec" before 1867?