Quebec’s language police crack down on stores – Business – CBC News
Stores such as Second Cup, for example, have added the words “les cafés” to abide by the rules.
Martin Bergeron, member of the OQLF, said businesses that do not comply with these rules cannot get subsidies or contracts from the government, and they could be fined.
Companies that do not add translations to their signs could face fines up to $25,000 and twice as much for repeat offenders.
Nathalie St-Pierre, the Retail Council of Canada’s vice president for Quebec, said the OQLF is targeting stores on a case-by-case basis.
Some of the Retail Council’s members say they may go to court to keep their business name unchanged.
Strange Random Language Quote:
Any man who does not make himself proficient in at least two languages other than his own is a fool. – Martin H. Fischer
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