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Original title:  France, Nouvelle-France |

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The following selection from Marcel Trudel’s essay briefly describes the dream of French colonizer Samuel de Champlain for New France:

“But gradually Champlain became a colonizer. His explorations in 1609 and 1613, his winter season in the Huron country in 1615–16, and the evidence of the other European settlements, convinced him of the rich potentiality of a vast empire; instead of a storehouse to be emptied in the spring with no further concern for the country, Champlain would have liked to make Quebec the centre of a French New World.” 


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