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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 In 2012, Parliament repealed the requirement to register long guns through the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act (ELRA) and sought to delete the information in its registry.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.
- The family of a Black man shot and killed by police in a Montreal suburb on Sunday wants to know why officers opened fire ... If police had to shoot, they say, officers should have aimed for another part of his body ... Quebec's police watchdog began investigating the death on Sunday.
Cops at the scene of a suspicious brush fire in Quebec last week mistook a woman’s burnt body for a mannequin and placed it in a police station dumpster ...The incident was being looked at by the Crown prosecutor’s office and Quebec’s police watchdog, the Bureau of Independent Investigations, the article said.
— Quebec's coroner's office is investigating after police and firefighters allegedly mistook a woman's body for a mannequin and threw her remains into a dumpster ... McConnell says the coroner's office is investigating and the Crown prosecutor's office has been notified about the incident ... .
The Quebec coroner’s office confirmed on Thursday that the body recovered a day earlier from the PrairiesRiver is that of murder suspect Navdeep Gohtra ... We apologize, but this video has failed to load ... Advertisement ... .
The office building at 5700 S. Quebec St ... The Quebec Street building has three floors of office space, then Madden’s residence on the fourth floor ... Quebec St., where in addition to the penthouse he still owns the office space ... Fiddlers Circle, an office building named after the region in Italy where its marble was quarried.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers and paramedics were at the door, as if “they were standing by, just in case”, he recalls ... in the isolated northern borderlands of Quebec and Labrador. Drezus’s lyrics include a reference to being “put in a chokehold” by RCMP officers.