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'''Québec''', officially the '''Republic of Québec''' (French: '''République du Québec''') is a country in eastern North America, between Hudson Bay and St Lawrence River (French: ''St-Laurent''). It is traditionally an isolationist nation known for its French-speaking (or Francophone) population and association with the AAA megacorporation [[Cross Applied Technologies]]. Post-2062, the Republic of Québec opened its borders to wider trade, immigration, and tourism. While for a lengthy time the official and only legal language was French (almost since the nation's inception in 2010), English is now undergoing a trial period as a legal business language.
   
The '''Republic of Québec''' or '''Québec''' (French: ''République du Québec'' or ''Québec'') is a country in eastern North America, between Hudson Bay and St Lawrence River (French: ''St Laurent''). It is traditionally an isolationist nation known for its French-speaking (or Francophone) population and association with the AAA megacorporation [[Cross Applied Technologies]]. Post-2062, the Republic of Quebec opened its borders to wider trade, immigration, and tourism. While for a lengthy time the official and only legal language was French (almost since the nation's inception in 2010), English is now undergoing a trial period as a legal business language.
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It shares land borders with [[UCAS]] and the [[Algonkian-Manitou Council]]. The capital is [[Québec City]].
   
It shares land borders with [[UCAS]] , [[Algonkian-Manitou Council]] and a marine border with [[France]]'s dependency of St Pierre et Miquelon island. The capital is Québec City.<br/>
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==Vital Statistics==
 
== Vital Statistics ==
 
 
As of 2062:
 
As of 2062:
 
* Population: 10,467,000
 
* Population: 10,467,000
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== History ==
 
== History ==
[[1663]] - Nouvelle France becomes a province of [[France]].<br/>
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[[2010]] - October 31, Québec secedes from Canada.<ref name="sona102">{{src|sona}} p.102</ref><br />
[[1763]] - Nouvelle France pass under the control of [[Great Britain]] under the name Québec.<br/>
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[[2011]] - February 7, French becomes the only legal business language, and the official language of Québec.<ref name="sona102"/><br />
[[1867]] - [[Great Britain]] gives Canada self-governance.<br/>
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[[2011]] - May 3, the Vieux Québec Riot burns down the Latin Quarter.<br />
[[1970]] - The [[FLQ manifesto]].<br/>
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[[2014]] - January 27, Treaty of Kahnawake passed to preempt Amerindian dissidence.<br />
[[2010]] - October 31, Québec secedes from Canada. (SoNA.102)<br/>
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[[2017]] - December 11, Québec invites the Maritime Canadian provinces to join Québec. Only Labrador agrees to this.<br />
[[2011]] - February 7, French becomes the only legal business language, and the official language of Québec.(SoNA.102)<br/>
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[[2018]] - April 1, Republic of Québec abstains from the Treaty of Denver, confident that their close ties with Native Americans would protect it from reprisals (and this proved to be correct).<br />
[[2011]] - May 3, the Vieux Québec Riot burns down the Latin Quarter.<br>
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[[2021]] - April 30, Goblinization occurs, and Québec is quick to extend full rights to all Francophone metahumans. Anglophone metahumans are left out.<br />
[[2014]] - January 27, Treaty of Kahnawake passed to preempt Amerindian dissidence.<br/>
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[[2021]] - May 1, [[Harmful Paranimals Act]] passed.<br />
[[2017]] - December 11, Québec invites the Maritime Canadian provinces to join Québec. Only Labrador agrees to this.<br>
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[[2040]] - March 6, Chemical attack in Trois-Rivières.<br />
[[2018]] - April, Republic of Québec abstains from the Treaty of Denver, confident that their close ties with Native Americans would protect it from reprisals (and this proved to be correct).<br/>
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[[2053]] - June 28, [[Cross Applied Technologies]] achieves AA extraterritorial megacorp status.<br />
[[2021]] - April 30, Goblinization occurs, and Québec is quick to extend full rights to all Francophone metahumans. Anglophone metahumans are left out.<br/>
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[[2060]] - April 15, CATCo acquires AAA status.<br />
[[2021]] - May 1, [[Harmful Paranimals Act]] passed.<br/>
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[[2061]] - January 1, Démocrates Mondains becomes the dominant party, after almost 50 years of rule from the pro-Francophone Parti Québécois.<br />
[[2040]] - March 6, Chemical attack in Trois-Rivières.<br/>
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[[2061]] - September 19, the Harmful Paranimals Act is amended to recognize the legal status of SURGE'd victims, added SURGE'd species to the bounty list, and removed dragons from the list.<br />
[[2053]] - June 28, [[Cross Applied Technologies]] achieves AA extraterritorial megacorp status.<br/>
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[[2062]] - March 1, Republic borders open wider to tourism, trade, and immigrants, under the "Le réveil de l'ours" (Awakening of the Bear) movement in the government.<br />
[[2060]] - April 15, CATCo acquires AAA status.<br/>
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[[2062]] - July 1, English enters a trial period as a legal business language.<br />
[[2061]] - January 1, Démocrates Mondains becomes the dominant party, after almost 50 years of rule from the pro-Francophone Parti Québécois.<br>
 
[[2061]] - September 19, the Harmful Paranimals Act is amended to recognize the legal status of SURGE'd victims, added SURGE'd species to the bounty list, and removed dragons from the list. <br>
 
[[2062]] - March, Republic borders open wider to tourism, trade, and immigrants, under the "Le réveil de l'ours" (Awakening of the Bear) movement in the government.<br>
 
[[2062]] - July, English enters a trial period as a legal business language. <br>
 
[[2062]] - Démocrates Mondains changes its name to the Parti Democratic du Québec. <br>
 
[[2062]] - President of Québéc Anéle Alexandrine is assassinated; nation enters into a state of emergency due to widespread riots. <br>
 
[[2063]] - October 31st: On the anniversary of the independence of Quebec, terrorists attack the National Assembly building, taking hostages for 1 day
 
   
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==Geography==
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Québec occupies the Canadian Shield, or the Ungava Region, a vast and sparsely populated region filled with coniferous forests, lakes, and rivers. It is bordered by James Bay, Ontario and Hudson Bay to the west, Atlantic Canada to the east, the UCAS to the south, and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Major waterways include the La Grande River and Saint Lawrence River. Major mountain ranges include the Laurentians and the northern extent of the Appalachian Mountains. The Gaspé Peninsula juts into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the East. The Saint Lawrence River Valley is a fertile agricultural region, leading in the production of maple sugar (Quebec is the world's largest producer), as well as other produce and livestock.
   
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==Politics==
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Québec is a Socialist Republic. Legislative powers are held by the National Assembly of Québec, which consists of 125 seats. The President of Québec is elected every six years by the people.
   
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The Québec Unité is a group which wants to join Québec with the UCAS.<ref>{{src|usb}} p.88</ref>
   
== Politics ==
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===Legal system===
Québéc is a strong two-party state, with politics dominated by the Parti Québécois and the Parti Democratic du Québec.
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Québec's legal system in general is based on the Napoleonic Code. One wrinkle in the Code makes judges an active participant in trials, as the person responsible for bringing out all the relevant facts. The relationship between the prosecution and the defense are cooperative, in that all parties (judge, prosecution, defense) are charged with bringing the correct evidence to light. All trials are done in French.
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Québec's laws are often described as "schizoid", in that there are many contradictory texts and exception clauses throughout the legal code. For example, Smartlinked weapons are legal as long as they do not have full autofire, but Smart goggles and Smartgun adapters are illegal.<ref>{{src|nagna}} p.67</ref>
   
The Parti Québécois (center-right) is Pro-Francophone and Pro-Protectionist, and has controlled the Presidency of Quebec since independence. The Parti Québécois is seen as distrusting treaties with countries, and supports tough French Language laws. The Parti Democratic du Québéc (center-left) is Pro-Immigration and somewhat Pro-Anglophone, and has controlled the National Assembly since [[2061]]. The Parti Democratic du Québéc is more open to Anglophone involvment in Québéc politics, including running English candidates, and supports English rights in the Constitution of Québéc.
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===Military===
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Military contracts with [[Mitsuhama]] for drones.<ref>{{src|cd}} p.60</ref>
   
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==Economy==
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By law, business must be conducted in French.<ref>{{src|cd}} p.55</ref>
   
Three other parties that have influence in Quebec are the pro-Anglophone Greens, the pro-Francophone the Alliance Francophone, and the pro-meta Alliance Métahumaine, with the Alliance Francophone currently out of favor, but still scheming for government seats and power.
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===Corporate Presence===
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*[[Cross Applied Technologies]] was the major megacorporation in Québec (HQ: [[Montréal]]) <ref>{{src|poad}} p.59</ref><ref>{{src|cd}} p.51-57</ref><br />
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*Of the AAA-megacorps, only [[Shiawase]] and [[Wuxing]] do not have an EZ presence in Québec.<ref>{{src|sona}} p.108</ref>
   
Québec is a representative democracy. Québec is governed by a National Assembly of 125 seats (called deputies). The Parti Democratic du Québéc has held a majority in the National Assembly since the 2061 elections. The President of Québec is elected for a six year term, renewable once.
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Québec signed the [[Business Recognition Accords]]. [[Extraterritoriality]] can be applied within the limits of "Enterprise Zones" set by the government and leased to megacorporations. There are currently 12 Enterprise Zones in [[Québec City]] and 18 in [[Montréal]] (and none elsewhere in Québec).
 
Québec's legal system in general is based on the Napoleonic Code. One wrinkle in the Code makes judges an active participant in trials, as the person responsible for bringing out all the relevant facts. The relationship between the prosecution and the defense are cooperative, in that all parties (judge, prosecution, defense) are charged with bringing the correct evidence to light. All trials are done in French.
 
 
Québec's laws are often described as "schizoid", in that there are many contradictory texts and exception clauses throughout the legal code. For example, Smartlinked weapons are legal as long as they do not have full autofire, but Smart goggles and Smartgun adapters are illegal. (NAGNA, p67)
 
 
== Geography ==
 
Québec occupies the Canadian Shield, or the Ungava Region, a vast and sparsely populated region filled with coniferous forests, lakes, and rivers. It is bordered by James Bay, Ontario and Hudson Bay to the west, Atlantic Canada to the east, the UCAS to the south, and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Major waterways include the La Grande River and Saint Lawrence River. Major mountain ranges include the Laurentians and the northern extent of the Appalachian Mountains. The Gaspé Peninsula juts into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the East. The Saint Lawrence River Valley is a fertile agricultural region, leading in the production of maple sugar (Quebec is the world's largest producer), as well as other produce and livestock.
 
 
== Economy ==
 
=== Corporate Presence ===
 
* [[Cross Applied Technologies]] is the major megacorporation in Québec (HQ: [[Montreal]]) (poad.59, cd.51-57)<br>
 
* Of the AAA-megacorps, only [[Shiawase]] and [[Wuxing]] do not have an EZ presence in Québec. (SoNA, p108)
 
 
Québec signed the [[Business Recognition Accords]]. [[Extraterritoriality]] can be applied within the limits of "Enterprise Zones" set by the government and leased to megacorporations. There are currently 12 Enterprise Zones in [[Québec City]] and 18 in [[Montreal]] (and none elsewhere in Québec).
 
   
 
Currently, the following corporations have holdings in Québec:
 
Currently, the following corporations have holdings in Québec:
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* [[Yokogawa-Honeywell]]
 
* [[Yokogawa-Honeywell]]
   
== References ==
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==Crime==
* Primary Source: Shadows of North America, pp 100-112.
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* Neo-Anarchist's Guide to North America, pp 64-69.
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===Law enforcement===
* [[Québec City]]: Neo-Anarchist's Guide to North America, pp 70-77.
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Gendarmerie: Local arm of Lone Star.<ref>{{src|cd}} p.56</ref>
* Relations with [[Germany]]: ''Germany Sourcebook'', pg 43.
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* The Igloo smuggling route starts in Québec (tsh.82).
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===Smuggling===
* The Québec Unité is a group which wants to join Québec with the UCAS (und.88).
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The Igloo smuggling route starts in Québec.<ref>{{src|t:sh}} p.82</ref>
* By law, business must be conducted in French (cd.55).
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* Gendarmerie: Local arm of Lone Star (cd.56).
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==References==
* Military contracts with [[Mitsuhama]] for drones (cd.60).
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''This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun.''
* [[Shadowland]] node in (at least) [[Québec City]] (tm.27).
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=== Semi-Official sources ===
 
=== Semi-Official sources ===
 
 
The novel ''Run Hard, Die Fast'' contains some action in Québec. It includes the following observations:
 
The novel ''Run Hard, Die Fast'' contains some action in Québec. It includes the following observations:
   
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* Contains extraterritorial Enterprise Zones for (at least) [[MCT]], [[Aztechnology]], [[Fuchi]], [[Yokogawa-Honeywell]], and [[Yamaha]]. (pg 143)
 
* Contains extraterritorial Enterprise Zones for (at least) [[MCT]], [[Aztechnology]], [[Fuchi]], [[Yokogawa-Honeywell]], and [[Yamaha]]. (pg 143)
   
=== Unofficial Sources ===
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==Index==
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*{{src|aug}}
* [[Republic of Québec (unofficial)]]
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*{{src|azt}}, 150
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*{{src|cd}}, 55, 56, 60
== External Links ==
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*{{src|csh}}, 10
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*{{src|gsb}}, 43
The city of North Bay is detailed in the locations section of the ''[http://pobox.com/~wordman/srun/nagee.html Neoanarchists' Guide To Everything Else]'', pp 30-35.
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*{{src|m2074}}
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*{{src|nan2}}, 68
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*{{src|rw}}
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*{{src|sr3}}, 203, Karte: 13
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*{{srcx|4}} {{src|sona}}, 100-112
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*{{srcx|4}} {{src|swa}}
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*{{src|ssg}}, 40, 60
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*{{srcx|1}} {{src|sf}}, 97, 105
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*{{src|t:sh}}, 82, 83
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*{{src|t:ucas}}, 91
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*{{src|nagna}}, 64-69
   
''This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun''
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==External Links==
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*The city of North Bay is detailed in the locations section of the ''[http://pobox.com/~wordman/srun/nagee.html Neoanarchists' Guide To Everything Else]'', pp 30-35.
   
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Republic of Québec
Flag - Republic of Quebéc
Capital Québec City
Government Socialist Republic
Leaders President Claude Aimé
Population 11,325,000
Land area 1,730,000 km2
GDP (total) 219,8 billion
(per capita)
Major Ethnic Groups
Major Languages Spoken
Major Religions
Currency Québec New Franc (f) = 0.5 Nuyen (¥) (Nuyen also accepted)

Québec, officially the Republic of Québec (French: République du Québec) is a country in eastern North America, between Hudson Bay and St Lawrence River (French: St-Laurent). It is traditionally an isolationist nation known for its French-speaking (or Francophone) population and association with the AAA megacorporation Cross Applied Technologies. Post-2062, the Republic of Québec opened its borders to wider trade, immigration, and tourism. While for a lengthy time the official and only legal language was French (almost since the nation's inception in 2010), English is now undergoing a trial period as a legal business language.

It shares land borders with UCAS and the Algonkian-Manitou Council. The capital is Québec City.

Vital StatisticsEdit

As of 2062:

  • Population: 10,467,000
    • Human: 78%
    • Elf: 10%
    • Dwarf: 5%
    • Ork: 6%
    • Troll: 1%
  • Estimated SINless: 18%
  • Below Poverty Level: 36%
  • Corporate Affiliation: 29%
  • Education Level:
    • Less than Twelve Years; 20%
    • High School: 45%
    • College: 28%
    • Advanced: 7%
  • Major languages: French (77%), English (42%)

History Edit

2010 - October 31, Québec secedes from Canada.[1]
2011 - February 7, French becomes the only legal business language, and the official language of Québec.[1]
2011 - May 3, the Vieux Québec Riot burns down the Latin Quarter.
2014 - January 27, Treaty of Kahnawake passed to preempt Amerindian dissidence.
2017 - December 11, Québec invites the Maritime Canadian provinces to join Québec. Only Labrador agrees to this.
2018 - April 1, Republic of Québec abstains from the Treaty of Denver, confident that their close ties with Native Americans would protect it from reprisals (and this proved to be correct).
2021 - April 30, Goblinization occurs, and Québec is quick to extend full rights to all Francophone metahumans. Anglophone metahumans are left out.
2021 - May 1, Harmful Paranimals Act passed.
2040 - March 6, Chemical attack in Trois-Rivières.
2053 - June 28, Cross Applied Technologies achieves AA extraterritorial megacorp status.
2060 - April 15, CATCo acquires AAA status.
2061 - January 1, Démocrates Mondains becomes the dominant party, after almost 50 years of rule from the pro-Francophone Parti Québécois.
2061 - September 19, the Harmful Paranimals Act is amended to recognize the legal status of SURGE'd victims, added SURGE'd species to the bounty list, and removed dragons from the list.
2062 - March 1, Republic borders open wider to tourism, trade, and immigrants, under the "Le réveil de l'ours" (Awakening of the Bear) movement in the government.
2062 - July 1, English enters a trial period as a legal business language.

GeographyEdit

Québec occupies the Canadian Shield, or the Ungava Region, a vast and sparsely populated region filled with coniferous forests, lakes, and rivers. It is bordered by James Bay, Ontario and Hudson Bay to the west, Atlantic Canada to the east, the UCAS to the south, and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Major waterways include the La Grande River and Saint Lawrence River. Major mountain ranges include the Laurentians and the northern extent of the Appalachian Mountains. The Gaspé Peninsula juts into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the East. The Saint Lawrence River Valley is a fertile agricultural region, leading in the production of maple sugar (Quebec is the world's largest producer), as well as other produce and livestock.

PoliticsEdit

Québec is a Socialist Republic. Legislative powers are held by the National Assembly of Québec, which consists of 125 seats. The President of Québec is elected every six years by the people.

The Québec Unité is a group which wants to join Québec with the UCAS.[2]

Legal systemEdit

Québec's legal system in general is based on the Napoleonic Code. One wrinkle in the Code makes judges an active participant in trials, as the person responsible for bringing out all the relevant facts. The relationship between the prosecution and the defense are cooperative, in that all parties (judge, prosecution, defense) are charged with bringing the correct evidence to light. All trials are done in French. Québec's laws are often described as "schizoid", in that there are many contradictory texts and exception clauses throughout the legal code. For example, Smartlinked weapons are legal as long as they do not have full autofire, but Smart goggles and Smartgun adapters are illegal.[3]

MilitaryEdit

Military contracts with Mitsuhama for drones.[4]

EconomyEdit

By law, business must be conducted in French.[5]

Corporate PresenceEdit

Québec signed the Business Recognition Accords. Extraterritoriality can be applied within the limits of "Enterprise Zones" set by the government and leased to megacorporations. There are currently 12 Enterprise Zones in Québec City and 18 in Montréal (and none elsewhere in Québec).

Currently, the following corporations have holdings in Québec:

CrimeEdit

Law enforcementEdit

Gendarmerie: Local arm of Lone Star.[9]

SmugglingEdit

The Igloo smuggling route starts in Québec.[10]

ReferencesEdit

This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun.

  1. 1.0 1.1 o38715534Shadows of North America p.102
  2. o05084094Underworld Sourcebook p.88
  3. o19635559The Neo-Anarchist's Guide to North America p.67
  4. o79645619Corporate Download p.60
  5. o79645619Corporate Download p.55
  6. o73009950Portfolio of a Dragon: Dunkelzahn's Secrets p.59
  7. o79645619Corporate Download p.51-57
  8. o38715534Shadows of North America p.108
  9. o79645619Corporate Download p.56
  10. o94379615Target: Smuggler Havens p.82

Semi-Official sources Edit

The novel Run Hard, Die Fast contains some action in Québec. It includes the following observations:

  • "Speaking English in Québec City is not a good idea." (pg 140)
  • Doesn't recognize sentient paranormal critters and wanted trolls put on bounty lists. (pg 141)
  • Good work for bounty hunters. (pg 141)
  • Contains extraterritorial Enterprise Zones for (at least) MCT, Aztechnology, Fuchi, Yokogawa-Honeywell, and Yamaha. (pg 143)

IndexEdit

External LinksEdit

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