Language charter may change after pastagate
The language minister says Quebec's language laws may need to change to deal with stories like Pastagate.
Diane De Courcy says reports like the one of banning pasta on a menu were mistakes that bothered her a lot.
"I think it was very difficult for the Office Quebecois de la Langue Française," she says.
She says the publicity did not help Quebec in general either: "We saw that there were negative consequences elsewhere in the world, and in terms of people's trust as well."
Change the rules?
It's possible the charter of the French language may be imperfect, De Courcy told reporters as she headed into her government's Wednesday cabinet meeting.
"Are there unclear clauses or regulations that put inspectors in a difficult position? It's possible," she says.
She says an internal review, already underway, will clarify that.