Québec is an eastern province of Canada, and it makes-up nearly one-sixth of Canada's total landmass. The name Québec originates from the Algonquian word meaning where the river narrows.1
Québec was settled by the French in the early 1600s, but the area was lost to the British in the 1754-1763 French and Indian War.2 In 1867, Québec joined the Dominion of Canada.3 However, the struggle for authority over the province between the French and British continued.4
  • 1. Claude Couture, Québec, The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
  • 4. Ibid.
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