This is the third post in a series of short blog posts focusing on data quality related to different countries around the world. I am not aiming at presenting a single version of the full truth but rather presenting a few random observations that I hope someone living in or with knowledge about the country are able to clarify in a comment.
No. Quebec is a province in Canada. But it was close on the 30/10/1995 with a referendum on sovereignty with only a very slim majority against sovereignty for the only province in Canada where French is the only official language.
What’s that date: 30/10/1995?
Besides having a different language Quebec also uses a different date format than else in North America. Where North Americans write month-day-year (like 10/30/1995) Quebecker’s write day-month-year like in most other parts of the world. I learned that from this blog post comment here.
The North American multi-cultural sandbox
A lot of software including tools for data quality and master data management comes from North America. When the international (and none English) capabilities of the software and related stuff are questioned, a good answer is always: Well, we did something in Quebec. Like here.
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