SAQ looking into bilingual signage for some outlets | City News | thesuburban.com
Activist Murray Levine began a campaign recently to urge Quebecers to
ask the SAQ to install bilingual signs in some areas of Quebec, in
light of the fact the provincial Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s
(LCBO) policy is to provide services in French as well as English in 112
of its 634 outlets.
“In Ontario’s 25 designated areas, the
operational signage in every LCBO store must be bilingual,” says the
board’s policy. “This type of signage includes stores’ permanent signs
and general notices, such as those in the aisles and for customer
Ontario’s French Language Services Act states that there
are 26 designated areas where service is guaranteed in French by the
provincial government. The criteria is 10 percent of a city’s population
must be francophone, or there must be a population of at least 5,000
francophones in an urban area.