French language group says OQLF failing in its mission

The Impératif français language group is highly critical of the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF), saying it doesn't adequately deal with complaints and is failing in its mission to protect the French language.

The group is calling on the Marois government to put in place an autonomous body to solve the problem.

The president of Impératif français, Jean-Paul Perreault, says the complaints system is lacking — notably since the pastagate affair — which he says seriously tarnished Quebec's image.

Perreault says he's collected several emails sent out by the OQLF in response to complaints that appear to be form letters.

He says fewer and fewer cases are being transferred to the crown prosecutor's office and not as many businesses are receiving fines.

Perreault says the premier should reinstate the Commission de protection de la langue française, abolished in 2002, whose mission would be the defence of the French language.

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  1. joeN posted on 01/03/2014 03:44 PM
    Did Mr Perreault not get the PQ memo about who the latest target of harassment is in effect? The staff from OQLF is now being transfered to the OQL (Office de Laicite), the enforecement of religious intolerance. The english language has been more or less reduced, erased, and harassed to the point that most Kweebekers don't have fun doing it anymore.
  2. Paul posted on 01/03/2014 03:54 PM
    They should also make English Speaking people wear 2nd Class citizen badges prominently displayed on their clothing. Then, completely outlaw English even in private conversations. In addition they could publicly flog people for speaking any other language than Jouale. These would all be very positive ways to promote the French language and show the world what a respectful and classy society Quebec could be with the benevolence of the Impératif français language group.
    1. More BS posted on 01/03/2014 05:41 PM
      @Paul Even then Ottawa would look the other way. Charter of rights and freedoms ,what a pile of BS.
  3. Adam posted on 01/03/2014 04:11 PM
    Happy New Year everybody, despite Québec's economy being in the tank, we have some Frechmen who are determined to put more holes in it. Does it take the Big-O to be a soup kitchen before they realize that all this French first stuff is what has killed Québec?
    1. Lynne Marton posted on 01/03/2014 09:00 PM
      @Adam Adam, haven't you noticed that they can't chew gum and talk at the same time? The have focused on their efforts in preserving their language, which the erroneously present to the world as being in danger of extinction..
  4. Joseph posted on 01/03/2014 04:36 PM
    Supply and demand at work here. Seems that only the die hard Jean-Paul Perreault and his loyal followers seem upset. Come to the modern world and live happy, don't waste your time with nonsense. Quebec will always be French speaking, because all the people that live here are special and loved by the world for what we are.
  5. rosato1954 posted on 01/03/2014 08:18 PM
    I think someone should check all these guys if they are in the payroll of the Ontario Government or the Cities of Toronto , Ottawa etc. They have made Ontario what it is today, no Ontarian could come close to their contribution.
    1. More BS posted on 01/04/2014 11:21 AM
      @rosato1954 I think someone should check if they are from another planet. Check them for M I while their at it.
  6. Fred posted on 01/04/2014 09:34 AM
    Was channel surfing this morning and just for fun stopped on a few french channels......Mr. Perraualt better get busy cleaning up the language on french tv,,,My god they actually use a great deal of english words in thier scripts , and in thier advertising,,,,But for some reason the OQLF does not go after them for using those dreaded Anglo words......Again smacks of Racisim to me.......
  7. Sic posted on 01/04/2014 01:23 PM
    What sad and pathetic lives these people have.
    1. Marjorie posted on 01/05/2014 05:46 PM
      @Sic AND the most pathetic of all is Marois.
  8. Skibble5150 posted on 01/08/2014 03:51 PM
    The OQLF is failing...excellent headline in my opinion!

    Sums up the Province quite well!
  9. Isaac S. posted on 01/09/2014 09:45 PM
    Hmmm!! The Pastagate Affair slowed down the march of the OQLF?? That makes some sense, given the negative publicity that Quebec earned in pursuing this nonsense.

    Now that the damage is receding somewhat (it will NEVER totally disappear!), it's now time to get these idiots out to find another stupid case to prosecute, and subject Quebec and Quebecers to ridicule once again!!!

    What a great idea, M. Perrault!!
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