OQLF targets English schools next
We've heard about all the restaurants being targeted by the language police in recent days. Well now, the Office québécois de la langue française seems to be turning its sights to the English schools.
The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board got a letter recently because of the language of its voice mail system.
In a letter the board sent to its staff last week, which CJAD obtained a copy of, it says two complaints were made to the OQLF regarding their phone messages being done only in English, or with Engish prior to French.
A parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he does not understand why someone would complain about an English recorded voice mail at an English school.
"I find it is kind of nit-picking," he says, "and on top of the fact that it is an English school board, so if you are sending your child to an English school, there is going to be English, obviously."
The board is reminding employees at all levels that phone messages must first be recorded in French, followed by English, and you can never just have an English message.