'Second-class' Hudson businessman set to leave Quebec
A Hudson watch repairman who has had run-ins with Quebec's language authorities in the past has now decided he's fed up with the political climate in Quebec, and has decided to leave the province.
Starting next month, Darryl Lesser says he'll be running his online watch repair business from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario— fed up of being treated as a second-class citizen.
He was first in the news three years ago when OQLF inspectors followed up on a complaint about his English-only web site.
In the end, inspectors decided that his web page was fine — as long as he didn't do any business in Quebec.
Still, recent political developments has proved too much for the 54-year-old father of two.
"I'm not wanted," Lesser says. "I feel worse than a second-class citizen. I was born here. I was raised here, and I feel like I've had dirt put in my face enough times. And that's it."
He thinks the Marois government has made the political atmosphere here poisonous, and doesn't think he'll be the last person to leave for less divisive pastures.
Photo: via CTV