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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Quebec Language Police Succesfully Harass TMR

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Quebec's infamous language police have succesfully harassed the Town of Mount Royal into removing the English from its street signs. Mayor Vera Danyluk ordered the English painted over "to avoid a fine" (paraphrase).

However, Cote-St-Luc Mayor Anthony Housefather, a lawyer, said that the law governing public signage allowed for the English to be as it was. Bill 101, said Housefather, can be interpreted to mean that French simply needs to be positioned to the left or above of the English. Cote-St-Luc has ignored threats from the Office Quebecois de la Langue Francaise.

The notorious OQLF has made it a point of honour to eliminate as much English as possible from the province. This latest effort obviously continues previous harassment of all those who would dare to express themselves as they see fit. The irony is that you'll see the French newspapers proclaiming Quebec a haven of tolerance and freedom.

Hat-tip to The Suburban for reporting this story of the OQLF harassing TMR, and for also carrying an editorial on the OQLF's insecurity, and TMR mayor Danyluk's marshmallow spine.

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2 Comments:

At 2:34 PM, Canadian Politico Blogger Darryl said:

You might be interested in some of the comments and articles about the TMR street sign story at New Quebec.

http://newquebec.blogspot.com

 
At 7:13 PM, Canadian Politico Blogger lecentre said:

Thanks a lot Darryl! I'll be checking it out when I finish supper.

 

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