11 April 2015

Don Macpherson: With Creolegate, the OQLF appears to be exceeding its authority


After the “Pastagate” affair made Quebec a global laughingstock in February, the Marois government determined that the “language police” must never again expose Quebec and its language law to such ridicule.
It made the Office québécois de la langue française find an excuse to cancel its order to a Montreal restaurant to add French translations to the Italian names of dishes on its menu.
It sacked the head of the OQLF, Louise Marchand.
And, above all, it told the OQLF to show more discernment in handling complaints.

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