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Quebec which lies in the St Lawrence Lowlands experiences all four Seasons

Quebec which lies in the St Lawrence Lowlands experiences all four seasons Summer is hot and humid with an average temperature of 74 F for a high and 54 F for a low but humidity can make it feel much warmer Winter is cold and faces both snow and wind with an average temperature of 23 F for a high and 7 F for a low Both spring and fall are mild allowing birds to return home and flowers to start blooming in the spring and in the fall the foliage of the trees becomes quite vibrant and plentiful November and December are considered the rainy season The landscape of Quebec in the St Lawrence Lowlands includes the St Lawrence Lowlands the St Lawrence River and plentiful forests The St Lawrence Lowlands have fruitful soil that is cultivated for multiple resources and has provided a good location for urbanization The St Lawrence River is a main drainage outflow for the Great Lakes Basin into the Atlantic Ocean Quebec also has lush forests where vibrant colors emerge during fall from a variety of tree species including maple ash beech and oak With such flourishing forests many animal species thrive Due to both location and climate Quebec experiences a variety of natural hazards 

2 pages | 414 words

A refugee definition criteria

While a refugee may be commonly defined as A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war persecution or natural disaster but the term refugee is narrow in the definition in the international law The 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees hereafter the 1951 Convention defines a refugee as a person who owing to well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race religion nationality membership of a particular social group or political opinion is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or owing to such fear is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country There are various criteria which have to be fulfilled to a claim by an asylum seeker to recognize him as a refugee The 1951 Convention is distinct in its definition that will constitute to be a refugee The various terms used in the 1951 Convention have been broadly interpreted and are briefly discussed below Well Founded Fear of Persecution An asylum seeker has to demonstrate that he has fled his country of origin because of the well founded fear of persecution The applicant must therefore furnish sound reasons for fearing individual persecution It may be assumed that a person s fear is well founded if he has already been a victim of persecution on one of the grounds enumerated in the 1951 Convention The word fear refers not only to persons who have actually been persecuted but also to those who wish to avoid a situation entailing the risk of persecution 

2 pages | 514 words