Quebec City (French, Québec), a Canadian city, is the provincial capital of Quebec.
Quebec City is known for its Winter Carnival[?] and for the massive Château Frontenac hotel that dominates the skyline of the old town.
In April 2001, Quebec City hosted the Summit of the Americas to discuss the Free Trade Area of the Americas; it also hosted massive anti-globalization demonstrations, provoked both by the summit and by the decision to wall off a large portion of the historic city with a four-metre-high chain-link fence for the duration.
He was appointed commander of the military district of Quebec in 1941, and began an early policy of bilingualism in the army.
General Vanier was a great sports enthusiast who established both the Vanier Cup for the university football championship in the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union and the Governor General's Fencing Award in 1965.
Georges Vanier received several honours while he served as Governor General -- he was promoted to the rank of major general in 1942 and appointed by the Queen to the Imperial Privy Council of the United Kingdom in 1963.
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