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HERE, AT the heart of Quebec's battle to protect its French identity, they are making decisions of critical import. Andre Collin, director of linguistic services for L'Office de La Langue Francaise in Quebec's chilly capital is conjugating the verb faxer. "J'ai faxe? Tu vas faxer?" It does sound rather silly. Mr Collin and his team want people to stop faxing and start telecopie-ing instead.

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Olympic Games: Ganga loses home support

AS THE Salt Lake City bribery scandal claimed another victim, the African Olympic official at its heart is trying to mobilise African support for his fight against expulsion from the International Olympic Committee.

Words: folderol, n.

SOME OF us map out the world by reference to its libraries. Each has its particular character and use, something often indefinable but which no other institution can supply. Such as the colonial atmosphere of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, a splendid building, with a mere 300 members, and recently described in the New York Times as "not a place that brooks much folderol".

Quebec avalanche rescue is over

Quebec avalanche rescue is over

Letter: Scots out in the cold

Sir: Your leading article of 30 November suggests that we should rejoice at the prospects of Quebecois and Scottish separatism. In the same edition, a news report informs us that many of Quebec's English-speakers have "upped and left in despair". The lesson is that separatist nationalism can bring with it chauvinism and internal strife. In this respect, Scotland should take Quebec not as an example but as a warning.

Poll setback for Quebec's separatists keep hold of Quebec

A FURTHER period of constitutional uncertainty and possible confrontation was ushered in for all Canadians yesterday after the separatist Parti Quebecois was re-elected to govern the province of Quebec.
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