fun fact: canada only has two regions
@avery ah yes
the two genders
This is unironically the vibe quebec gives off.
@avery The two Canadian genders
@avery is that what they mean by Distinct Society
@avery in fact, the known universe has only two regions
Serious question: is that like an attempt at humour by this website, or is it serious? If the latter, it is abysmally stupid.
@normandc @clacke It looks like there's more laws around sweepstakes which is probably why: https://www.thebalanceeveryday.com/why-are-so-many-competitions-void-in-quebec-896835
> 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.
@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".
@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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