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September 18, 1994
The Quebec electorate -- with an 80 percent turnout of eligible voters, Marylanders should notice -- threw the ins out of office and put the outs back in last Monday. That's all the voters meant to do. Unfortunately, this required giving power to a provincial government sworn to hold a referendum on sovereign independence for Quebec within ten months.There is no indication the voters want that. They voted 60 to 40 against it in referendum just 14 years ago. Sentiment has probably moved since then toward Canadian federalism, not away.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2010
Severna Park Middle School French teacher Mike McTammany said he was among a few county teachers in 2001 who sought to take students to Canada's French-speaking province, Quebec, to apply the language firsthand. Some classes were all set to go, but the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks prompted the school board to prohibit any foreign travel. McTammany said that some who had already paid for portions of the trip lost money. When foreign travel resumed for county schools, teachers sought again to go, and over the past few years there's been a steady stream of Anne Arundel students touring Quebec City, the provincial capital, and Montreal, the nation's second-largest city.
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NEWS
September 4, 1993
Independence for Quebec, or "sovereignty-association," gripped the imagination in the 1970s and went down to defeat in a 1980 referendum. What resurrected it for the 1990s was the defeat, last year, of the alternative. An accord on constitutional reform for federal Canada lost in referendum, both Canada-wide and in Quebec. That means Quebec's place in the federation is in limbo.The return to Square One was charted recently when the Parti Quebecois, led by Jacques Parizeau, drafted its platform for a provincial election next year.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | January 25, 2010
Jamaal Wise hit a 3-pointer as time expired, lifting the Maryland GreenHawks of the Premier Basketball League to a 125-124 win over the Quebec Kebs on Saturday in Rockville. Harvey Thomas had 31 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and two blocks, and former Maryland standout Byron Mouton added 28 points, seven rebounds and three blocks for the GreenHawks. Scooter Sherrill contributed 28 points and 12 assists. The GreenHawks led by 23 points in the first half. "It was a very good win," coach Otis Hailey said, "but there is still a lot to work on."
NEWS
March 28, 1991
President Bush wisely says he wants to stay out of Canada's domestic turmoil as our neighbor to the north wrestles with the problem of Quebec and its push for secession.Yesterday a special legislative committee recommended that a referendum on independence be held next year. The way things look now, there seems little doubt the separatists would win.Quebec has offered an alternative to independence. But it demands so many concessions from the central government that it would leave Ottawa little more than a shell and would lead residents of the other provinces to become more like Quebec in thinking of themselves as provincials first and as Canadians a distant second.
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By Daniel Berger | October 28, 1995
QUEBECERS ARE the Canadians with no identity crisis. They know who they are and they know their roots. They are proud to be the only French-speaking majority in North America.And they know what they are not. They are not Americans. They don't have to keep convincing themselves of that. It makes them relatively pro-American.When Ontarians object to Americans taking over their job opportunities or swamping their culture, Quebecers worry only about English-speaking Canadians doing that.Canada, the world's second-largest country, is geographically unnatural, held together throughout its history by federal policy.
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By Gwinn Owens | December 3, 1996
WE ARRIVED in Montreal to find that the Quebec campaign to secede from Canada had reached an angry juncture. A year ago we had been there during the historic referendum on secession; it was narrowly defeated, leaving the Francophone (French-speaking) majority determined to win next time and the Anglophones confused and alarmed.This year the Quebec separatists seem even more determined, and the Anglophones, relatively docile in the past, have begun to show signs of fighting back. A shopkeeper defied the weird anti-English sign law by posting forbidden equal-sized French and English signs outside his shop.
NEWS
July 9, 2002
WAS THAT A whiff of global warming we were breathing in on Sunday? Huge tracts of forest are burning just east of Hudson Bay in Quebec, and although Americans would normally be content to ignore a natural disaster so remote and so far away, this time it was impossible because a freakish weather pattern brought the smoke southward as far as Baltimore - and even beyond. As of yesterday, the amount of land that had been burned in Quebec was about the same as in Arizona in June - something over 400,000 acres.
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By New York Times News Service | August 30, 1992
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec -- Robert Bourassa, the premier of Quebec, began a campaign yesterday to convince skeptical Quebecers that an agreement just reached with English-speaking Canada resolves many of their grievances and should end their drive for independence.With polls signaling an uphill battle to win backing for the accord in a referendum on Oct. 26, the Quebec leader moved to overcome his first major hurdle.At a special conference of his Liberal Party at Laval University here, supporters of federalism who are allied with Mr. Bourassa beat back opposition to the agreement from nationalist elements in the party.
SPORTS
By James H. Jackson and James H. Jackson,Evening Sun Staff | December 18, 1991
LANDOVER -- It wasn't very artistic or impressive. However, it was a victory, and the Washington Capitals were pleased to get it.Dino Ciccarelli scored two goals and Randy Burridge had a pair of assists to lead the Capitals to a 3-1 victory last night over the Quebec Nordiques before 13,927, the Capital Centre's smallest crowd of the season."
NEWS
July 25, 2009
THERESA M. HENRY (nee Molloy) passed away quietly after a long fight with Alzheimer at the Residence Legault in Beaconsfield on June 10, 2009. She will be greatly missed by all, especially Elsie, Linda, Billy, Susan and Nancy. Special thanks to Hazel and all her angels. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kane & Fetterly Funeral Home Chapel, 5301 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, Quebec (corner Isabella) on Sunday, August 2nd at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be appreciated
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By Richard P. Carpenter and Richard P. Carpenter,The Boston Globe | May 25, 2008
One of the least expensive and quickest ways to get a truly foreign travel experience is to visit Quebec City. And what better time than as it celebrates its 400th birthday in grand style? The look of this walled city is distinctly European, with a French accent, and with the U.S. and Canadian dollars close to each other in value, there is no euro shock. Here are some summer packages for enjoying the splendid city that Samuel de Champlain founded: This romantic city becomes even more so with the Madly in Love package from Loews le Concorde Hotel.
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By Randall Weissman and Randall Weissman,Chicago Tribune | December 5, 2004
Bienvenue a Tremblant, monsieur." The phrase hung in the March air while I tried to conjure up my long-lost French skills to reply, but the hotel receptionist at the Mont Tremblant ski resort in Quebec quickly filled the awkward silence by welcoming me in English. The French flavors -- both cultural and gastronomic -- made Mont Tremblant a delightfully challenging and joyful collection of surprises. Those surprises became the theme for my visit to this resort, which has been voted the "Best in the East" five consecutive years in Ski magazine.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 9, 2004
TORONTO - A bacterium that causes virulent diarrhea in the elderly has been spreading through hospitals in Quebec and Alberta, and might have contributed to the deaths of 100 patients in one institution in the past 18 months, medical authorities said yesterday. The spread of an infectious illness in at least a handful of hospitals has Canadian health experts concerned. Hospital officials say housekeeping staffs have been stretched thin because of cutbacks in federal and provincial funding in recent years and that sanitary conditions suffered.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2003
Leave it to a 15-year-old boy to put things in perspective after a record-breaking snowstorm. Standing outside The Mall in Columbia next to one of nine huge luxury buses that brought 450 Maryland kids back from a weekend's snowboarding/skiing fun on Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Jonathan Brand had one question for his parents, Steve and Pat Brand. "Are you going to be here today, or tomorrow?" he asked - half joking - over his cell phone, as his friends Robby Bromfield, 16, and Andres Menocal, 15, all of Frederick, snickered.
NEWS
July 9, 2002
WAS THAT A whiff of global warming we were breathing in on Sunday? Huge tracts of forest are burning just east of Hudson Bay in Quebec, and although Americans would normally be content to ignore a natural disaster so remote and so far away, this time it was impossible because a freakish weather pattern brought the smoke southward as far as Baltimore - and even beyond. As of yesterday, the amount of land that had been burned in Quebec was about the same as in Arizona in June - something over 400,000 acres.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 28, 1991
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec -- The stage was set yesterday for a showdown between Canada and its French-speaking province when leaders of Quebec said they would hold a referendum on independence by October 1992.If the vote succeeds, Quebec would declare itself an independent nation a year after the referendum.The Quebec leaders held out some hope for the future of a united Canada by saying that they would also be willing to study offers from the rest of the country to change the Canadian Constitution to give Quebec additional powers.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 5, 2002
J.P. Shilling of Baltimore, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, was one of four U.S. skaters to qualify for the World Allround Speed Skating Championships to be held this weekend in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Last weekend, Shilling skated races of 500, 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 meters as part of the Continental Cup competition in St. Foy, Quebec, and finished fourth overall with a cumulative 170.027 points. The Continental Cup is the North American regional qualifying event for the world championships.
NEWS
By Colin Nickerson and Colin Nickerson,BOSTON GLOBE | June 18, 2001
MONTREAL - So, did you hear that Canada is finally granting the vote to citizens of Irish ancestry? And that diabetics in this realm of permafrost can take heart that legalization of insulin appears just around the corner? And the country's public school system is expanding to offer ninth grade? That's the good news. On the downside, it's doubtful that Canada will find the moral fiber to end its unhappy custom of stranding old folk in the Arctic to cut social security costs. And global warming poses a threat to the national Parliament building - constructed, as everyone knows, of ice bricks in the form of a giant igloo.
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