Sainte-Foy, Quebec

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Sainte-Foy is a city in central Quebec, Canada on the St. Lawrence River within the city limits of Quebec City. Population (2001): 72,547

Sainte-Foy is a major suburb west of Quebec City. It is a great part of Quebec City's economic life by the presence of the Jean Lesage International Airport, Laval University, many shopping malls and both bridges to the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

In Sainte-Foy the French got one of their rare victories over the British in America at the Battle of Sainte-Foy.

Sainte-Foy's long time and flamboyant mayor Andrée Boucher was defeated when she tried to run for mayor of the new Quebec City. She then became a radio host.

In 2002 the city was merged, along with many other suburbs, with Quebec City. However, this was done without any form of public referendum or widespread public approval. Consequently, a vote was finally held in 2004 offering cities to disband from the new setup. In the end, only Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures and L'Ancienne-Lorette disbanded from the newly formed city. Many beleived that a "defusion" would only lead to an eventual and inevitable "refusion". The prospect of having to spend a lot of money undoing what had just been done discouraged most people to even go vote, and in most of the old suburb cities not enough votes were cast for the vote to be valid. Template:Canada-geo-stub

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