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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 In 2012, Parliament repealed the requirement to register long guns through the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act (ELRA) and sought to delete the information in its registry.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.
Michel Déom told Superior CourtJustice Michel Yergeau that the problem isn't the power itself but its abuse by some police officers ... Several police officers testified during the trial about the steps Quebec police forces are taking to fight racial profiling and increase diversity in their ranks.
A Surete du Quebec police car is seen in Montreal on July 22, 2020. A crime victims advocacy group is expressing concern after a Quebec man was granted a ... Quebec's Crown prosecutors office says it will seek to appeal the judge's sentencing decision in the coming weeks.
a red hand print over a person's mouth ... The organization also alleges that in some instances "federal law enforcement officers are the perpetrators themselves.". In 2016, the CBC reported that Indigenous women in Quebec were coming forth to discuss abuse they suffered at the hands of police officers in their lifetime, including rape and coercion ... .
After an open letter signed by some 50 health professionals called on Quebec to protect the health of people living in Rouyn-Noranda, PremierFrançois Legault’s office said Monday the HorneFoundry must reduce its arsenic emissions ... “The norm established by the Quebec EnvironmentMinistry of 3 ng per cubic metre is considered negligible for health.
Police in western Quebec say an officer pulled over a vehicle this week with an "unorthodox and unusual" method of transporting an all-terrain vehicle, which was strapped to the roof of the car near Gatineau, Que ... .
People line up at a passport office in Montreal, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. For another day, hundreds of people are waiting outside a downtown Montreal passport office, hoping to get a new travel document ... The passport office will stay open for appointments on Friday — a provincial holiday in Quebec — and Saturday, she added.
Sun Youth co-founder Sid Stevens was among several notables to be named an Officer of the Ordre National du Québec, the highest distinction awarded by the province, highlighting "exceptional individuals’ contribution to Quebec’s growth and renown.".