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.quebec is a new GeoTLD and Community Priority Application that was proposed to ICANN's New gTLD Program by PointQuébec, a non-profit organisation. The organisation aims to improve the businesses, culture, tourism, and online identity of Quebec and the Quebecois through the .quebec TLD. According to the PointQuébec organisation, .quebec will allow all Quebecers to register their domain names under .quebec.
PointQuébec's application for the GeoTLD was approved, and was delegated to the Root Zone on 16 April 2014. The application was supported by the Quebec National Assembly and other cultural, technical, and economic institutions in the city. It received "substantial financial support from the Québec government", and is a not-for profit organisation. The organisation will verify legitimate registrations via statements of intent through a post-verification registration system. quebec officially launched on November 18, 2014.
Along with TLDs such as .cat and .africa, .quebec and other new TLDs fall into the new category of GeoTLDs. The issue of new top level domains in general and .quebec in particular has been discussed at various ICANN-Meetings since 2005.
Quebec is Canada's second most populous province, after Ontario. Most inhabitants live in urban areas near the Saint Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City, the capital. Approximately half of Quebec residents live in the Greater Montreal Area, including the Island of Montreal. English-speaking communities and English-language institutions are concentrated in the west of the island of Montreal but are also significantly present in the Outaouais, Eastern Townships, and Gaspé regions. The Nord-du-Québec region, occupying the northern half of the province, is sparsely populated and inhabited primarily by Aboriginal peoples. The climate around the major cities is four-season continental with cold and snowy winters combined with warm to hot humid summers, but further north long winter seasons dominate and as a result the northern areas of the province are marked by tundra conditions. Even in central Quebec at comparatively southerly latitudes winters are very severe in inland areas.
In 1995, Parliament passed the Firearms Act, which required long gun owners to register their guns. The Supreme Court found that the Act was intra vires the federal criminal law power. In 2012, Parliament repealed the requirement to register long guns through the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act (ELRA) and sought to delete the information in its registry. The province of Quebec, wishing to create and maintain its own long gun registry, requested that the federal government share the data it had collected about Quebec long gun owners. When the federal government declined to share the information, Quebec argued that section 29 of the ELRA, the provision disbanding the long gun registry, was ultra vires the federal government.
At trial in the Superior Court of Quebec, the trial judge found that section 29 was unconstitutional as it violated the principle of cooperative federalism given that Quebec had take part in "gathering, analyzing, organizing, and modifying" the data in question. The trial judge required the federal government to share the information with Quebec.
Seventy-five people are facing fines after an illegal gathering that violated COVID-19 rules in Quebec's Lanaudière region, provincial police said Sunday ... curfew, and about 20 for breaking municipal bylaws such as obstructing the work of police officers. The news came as Quebec ...
Ask journalists of any stripe what the worst part of their job is and the vast majority would undoubtedly point to social media ... Don’t just take my word for it ... And is there anyone who knows more than Karim Zaghib, former chief technology officer at HydroQuebec and now professor of practice at McGill University ... ....
"These cultural differences are gems that should be welcomed by all who live in Quebec." ... The first witness was Martin Pichette, a Quebec provincial police officer who oversaw an investigation into Echaquan's death. Pichette said officers spoke to 36 people during their investigation, including family and health-care staff.
MONTREAL — The husband of an Indigenous woman subjected to disparaging comments as she lay dying in hospital told a Quebec coroner's inquiry Thursday his wife didn't deserve to have her life end that way ... The first witness was Martin Pichette, a Quebec provincial police officer who oversaw an investigation into Echaquan's death.
Quebec Solidaire has put forward 21 proposals to revamp the French language charter in Quebec, including everything from reinforcing Bill 101 to reforming the Office qu�b�cois de la langue fran�aise (OQLF) ... .
In Quebec, provincial prosecutors haven't issued any fines — or filed any charges — for violations of the QuarantineAct, Audrey Roy-Cloutier, a spokeswoman for Quebec's prosecutors office, said in an email Wednesday ... "Quebec police are in action," she said.
Victims of former police officer and hockey coach François Lamarre got a judge’s approval to file a class-action lawsuit against his estate ...Police said other victims had also come forward, and Quebec’s Crown prosecutor’s office had authorized charges tied to 12 more alleged victims.
MONTREAL — Two groups that unsuccessfully challenged Quebec's religious symbols law in court say they'll be appealing last month's ruling ... today the law known as Bill 21 makes Quebecers who wear symbols such as hijabs, turbans and kippahs second-class citizens.
QUEBEC CITY, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - FLO . AddEnergie has begun shipping 120 chargers out of its factory in Shawinigan, Quebec, destined for FLO network's first deployment in New York City... AddEnergie's headquarters and network operations centre are based in Quebec City, and its assembly plant is located in Shawinigan (Quebec).