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Law Summary

All business signs in the province of Quebec must be predominantly in French.

Full Text of the Law

Product labels, their instructions, manuals, warranty certificates as well as restaurant menus and wine lists must be in the official language. Other languages may be used, provided the official language's prominence is at least equivalent. Catalogues, brochures, folders, commercial directories and other such publications, must be in the official language. All software (for example, video games and operating systems) must be available in French unless no French version exists. Signs and posters must be in the official language and they may also be in another language provided the official language be markedly predominant.

More Info: Charter of the French Language.

About This Law

Threatened by the predominately English speaking Canadian provinces and US states which surround Quebec, the citizens of this province have passed numerous measures to preserve their French heritage in everyday life.

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