A Montreal man is getting some attention on social media for a complaint he proudly claims to have filed with the OQLF against one of Quebec's most popular comics.
Lawyer François Coté posted a photo of a metro advertisement for upcoming shows by Sugar Sammy — a Montreal comic well known for performing in both official languages, and very often, both languages at once — which reads "For Christmas, I'd like a complaint with the Office de la Langue Française."
Coté appears to have taken him up on that dare, calling it his "good deed for the day".
"Ask and you shall receive, Mr. Smeer (sic) Khullar, (Sugar Sammy's real name), in the face of your poster which calls for it with such insistence, it would be my pleasure to perform my civic duty in filing a complaint against you with the Office de la Langue Française," Coté's Facebook post reads.
He also posts a link to the OQLF's online complaint page, "for those who want to do the same".
The reaction to his post on Facebook has been decidedly mixed. Some enthusiastically supported the idea of filing the complaint; others warned that it would get just tossed aside by the OQLF.
Still others suggested all he was doing was handing Sugar Sammy some free publicity.