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Sainte-Foy, Quebec (Ville)

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Sainte-Foy is a former city in central Quebec, Canada on the Saint Lawrence River. It was amalgamated into Quebec City in 2002. Most of Sainte-Foy is in the Borough of Sainte-Foy Sillery, but part is in the Borough of Laurentien. Its population in 2001 was 72,547. Sainte-Foy is a major suburban neighbourhood west of downtown Quebec City. It is a great part of Quebec City's economic life by the presence of the Jean Lesage International Airport, University Laval, 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 Andree Boucher was defeated when she tried to run for mayor of the new Quebec City. She then became a radio host. In 2005, she tried once again to run for mayor when Jean-Paul L'Allier retreated. This time she succeeded, without a team or advertisement and with very few public or debate presence.
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 believed that diffusion 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.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Sainte-Foy is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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