Quebec fines company $1,500 for having an English website. Quebec’s Language is offensive to Anglophones
The Office québécois de la langue française announces that, on January 13, 2020, the company Exeter Construction inc. was found guilty of an offense under section 52 of the Charter of the French language. The company was fined $ 1,500.
The company, located at 1439 rue Bégin, in Saint-Laurent , was accused of having a website ( www.exeterconstruction.com ) whose content was not in French. The offense was noted on July 24, 2018.
- Article 52 of the Charter of the French language provides that catalogs, brochures, leaflets, business directories and any other publication of the same kind must be written in French. This includes publications of this nature posted on websites.
- The Office québécois de la langue française ensures that French is the normal and usual language of work, communications, commerce, business and administration. It enriches terminology and offers linguistic tools and services. It also ensures compliance with the Charter of the French language and monitors the evolution of the linguistic situation in Quebec.
In a nutshell, “The Office québécois de la langue française” AKA the language police, is an archaic institute that has the perception of being prejudice towards anglophones.