Montreal startups react to Mashable's Quebec critique

Some members of the local tech startup scene are preparing a response to an article on popular tech blog Mashable.

The article claimed that the province's language laws are restricting the industry's growth and vitality here--something many people say simply isn't true.

According to an open letter on Facebook signed by dozens of local startup entrepreneurs and employees, Montreal is a great place to work.

They argue that the presence of French is by far more of an asset than a hindrance.

Montreal is praised as an open, tolerant and attractive city, as are the generous tax breaks that helped many startups get on their feet.

The letter's signatories are worried that the article may have a negative impact on its international reputation.

The signatories say that the past few years have been very positive ones for many local tech companies.

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  1. Stan posted on 01/31/2014 09:00 PM
    "The letter's signatories are worried that the article may have a negative impact on its international reputation". Quebec has already succeeded in destroying Montreal's reputation; one innocuous letter won't do much more harm.

    Does quebec have a 'do not resuscitate' order?
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