4. Ville de Québec is the national capital of Québec.
It is the cradle of La Francophonie in North America and its historic district is recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site.
The territory of the city constitutes the ideal and preferred setting for
(1) welcoming foreign dignitaries to Québec;
(2) diplomatic meetings and government summits; and
(3) major political meetings and important negotiations of all kinds in which the Gouvernement du Québec takes part.
The city may affirm and uphold the status conferred on it by this section.
2000, c. 56, Sch. II, s. 4; 2016, c. 31, s. 21.