A small fashion shop in Chelsea near Gatineau is the latest business to be hit by the language police.
Delilah in the Parc received a letter from the OQLF last week because of the lack of French on its Facebook page.
“When I opened it, I was in shock, it said there had been a complaint about my Facebook page not being in French and that I would need to switch it over and make sure all of my posts were in French,” Eva Cooper, the owner of the shop, said.
Cooper, who also has a store in Ottawa, said she complies with all the language laws and that there is too much of a grey zone when it comes to language rules on social media.
“I post in English and in French, so it is unclear how they want me to post.”
The OQLF said it investigated her page and that because it is being used for a business, all posts must be in French or bilingual.
“It is not the fact that it is social media, it is about the fact that it is commercial publicity and advertising,” Jean-Pierre Leblanc, OQLF spokesperson said.
Leblanc said when posting a reply to a customer, who posted in English, the use of English is permitted.
Cooper has asked the OQLF to send a letter with clear explanations, in English, before she decides to make any changes.
The OQLF said if nothing is done before March 10, she could be fined.