Office Quebecois de la langue Francaise (OQLF), the so-called Quebec language police has ordered the regional health centre in the Gaspe to remove English words from bilingual hospital signs, such as directions to examining rooms. English words will still be permitted for health and safety information, such as advice to wash your hands. An OQLF spokesman said unless the area population is 50% English speaking, “they’re not recognized and they (the signs) have to go according to law.” Bilingual staff will still be available and recognizable by the yellow badges they wear. Most of the Anglophones affected are senior citizens.
Guest: Nino Colavecchio. Member of the Parti Quebecois, former PQ Quebec election candidate.