@avery
This is unironically the vibe quebec gives off.

@polyphonic
The vibe we get here is Québec bashing is still highly popular. It's a vicious cycle.
@avery

@avery
Serious question: is that like an attempt at humour by this website, or is it serious? If the latter, it is abysmally stupid.

@normandc @avery I was assuming this was an "except in Nebraska" situation.

Could it be the case that e.g. the rest of the states run on common law while Quebec is partly on civil law (like Louisiana in the US), and things just work differently, so other terms apply?

@normandc yes it's serious, it's on the nintendo account settings page lol

it's actually pretty common, I think it's something like what @clacke said. I think it's especially common on contests and sweepstakes, usually you can't participate in those from Quebec

Sounds like a better explanation.

I'm still happy that my hunch on the legal turned out correct, even though it's neither required nor sufficient as an explanation. 🙂

> Quebec law is unique in Canada because Quebec is the only province in Canada to have a juridical legal system (pertaining to the administration of justice) under which civil matters are regulated by French-heritage civil law. Public law, criminal law and other federal law operate according to Canadian common law.

@avery
Right, of course I had forgotten about it. It used to frustrate me when I was a child when there was a contest I couldn't participate in.
@clacke

@clacke @normandc @avery that's exactly what it is. The Quebec legal code is based on the Napoleonic civil code, and is different than the rest of Canada. It's typical that TV commercials for contests and lotteries have a voice that mumbles "offer not available in Quebec" because they didn't vet the offer with that legal system.

@avery first time I see the ROC referred to as "Not Quebec".

@kicou
Neither formula is particularly good. "Canada (excluding Quebec)" might have been better?
@avery

@avery not sure where this is taken from but there are valid reasons to differentiate between QC and the ROC, besides language.

For instance Quebec seems to have laws that make certain types of marketing campaigns or contests illegal, hence the "Offer not valid in Quebec" we see all the time.

Therefore there *may* be reasons to separate (pun intended) areas of a web with QC and ROC-specific versions. It is kind of clumsy and certainly awkward, though.

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