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.