The Concepts of Habitual Residence and Ordinary Residence in Light of Quebec Civil Law, the Divorce Act and the Hague Conventions of 1980 and 1996
The concept of ordinary residence exists in Quebec law, but depending on the context either has no specific legal meaning or has the same meaning as "habitual residence".
Some cases use the expression (in French) "résidence ordinaire", without giving it a specific meaning. See, for example, Droit de la famille — 1473  and L. v. Vallée. Some statutes also use the concept of "ordinary residence". 
In several statutes, the concept of "ordinary residence" is used as a translation of "résidence habituelle": see the English version of article 77 C.C.Q.
Article 77. The residence of a person is the place where he ordinarily resides; if a person has more than one residence, his principal residence is considered in establishing his domicile.
In article 68 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the phrase is used as a translation of
"résidence". In Quebec law, however, "résidence" is itself defined as "résidence habituelle" in article 77 C.C.Q.
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