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    A moderator request to open a new Canada subforum for Québec?

    Hi to the regional moderator[s] --

    I am writing an open request to ask whether we can open a new Cnada regional sub-forum for Québec — say, "Montréal et la province de Québec"? I will be moving there in a few weeks and it would be a great resource to have a region-specific sub-forum which is presently not being served here. It would be open to forum topics in either primary language and, ideally, would not subtract from either the English or the French forums on APUG. Having a Montréal/province de Québec forum would also help social networking for film photogs in these areas.

    Thanks for your time.

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    That is a good idea. Sean is the only one who can build a new forum. In the interim, while you wait for Sean to get up up off of his unfeasibly large backside, you can setup a QB social group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Is the part of the quebecios movement?

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    Oh absolutely. You totally know it.

    Otherwise, I don't follow what you mean. Under the Canada regional forums, the only three sub-forums there are include Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. There's not a sub-forum for the second largest city, and I'd like to get to know my film photog counterparts once I settle in for the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd callow View Post
    That is a good idea. Sean is the only one who can build a new forum. In the interim, while you wait for Sean to get up up off of his unfeasibly large backside, you can setup a QB social group.
    Somehow I suspect he'll make you buy a pitcher the next time you have to face his front side for saying that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    You got it. It was a reference to the quebecios separatist movement.
    Like Steelback beer, "It is what it is."

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    Being a Québécois, but now leaving abroad, I think that this is a good idea. However, may I suggest that Montréal be removed from the title in order to keep it simply "Province de Québec" or "Québec". People who are not from Montréal will greatly appreciate, if this forum is to target the province and not only the city of Montréal. One need to know that people from other cities and from the country side of the province usually think that Montréal is centralizing everything neglecting the other region. Therefore, that would be a good idea not to emphases on Montréal in the title of a province wide forum.

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    I would be OK with that. The original idea was to have it more or less be consistent with the other three region-specific groups already created for Canada, which are all labelled by the city. I'll be happy with whatever is chosen, because it will be a great improvement over nothing at all.

    The Montréal centralizing in Québec is definitely a distinctly Canadian urbanization phenomenon, as the same kinds of complaints expressed by out-province Ontarians are made of Toronto/GTA/GGHA, and when I lived out west, much of northern and eastern B.C. was showing resentment toward Vancouver for taking so many of the capital budget projects (I left about two years after the 2010 Olympics announcement).



    Quote Originally Posted by jfdupuis View Post
    Being a Québécois, but now leaving abroad, I think that this is a good idea. However, may I suggest that Montréal be removed from the title in order to keep it simply "Province de Québec" or "Québec". People who are not from Montréal will greatly appreciate, if this forum is to target the province and not only the city of Montréal. One need to know that people from other cities and from the country side of the province usually think that Montréal is centralizing everything neglecting the other region. Therefore, that would be a good idea not to emphases on Montréal in the title of a province wide forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Is the part of the quebecios movement?

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    Quebecios are a breakfast cereal like cheerios
    Quebecois are a people, who, amongst other things, participate in the serial drama called Canada.
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    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    Quote Originally Posted by accozzaglia View Post
    I would be OK with that. The original idea was to have it more or less be consistent with the other three region-specific groups already created for Canada, which are all labelled by the city. I'll be happy with whatever is chosen, because it will be a great improvement over nothing at all.
    I didn't notice the other Canadian regional forum before, as I'm more looking at the Scandinavian one by those days. I see your point about consistency. Depending on the purpose it should then be the city or the province name, but not both.

    Quote Originally Posted by accozzaglia View Post
    The Montréal centralizing in Québec is definitely a distinctly Canadian urbanization phenomenon, as the same kinds of complaints expressed by out-province Ontarians are made of Toronto/GTA/GGHA, and when I lived out west, much of northern and eastern B.C. was showing resentment toward Vancouver for taking so many of the capital budget projects (I left about two years after the 2010 Olympics announcement).
    It's good to know that Québec is not a distinct society on this point

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    Heh. I've lived in many places. Societies are more distinct from one another than they'd like to admit. Some are more distinct than others, but I've never, ever found a duplicate society.

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