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  • Where the GDT is hosted and maintained by the Office québécois de la langue française OQLF, Termium Plus is operated by the Translation Bureau of Canada. GDT. 2005

  • These two local entrepreneurs had recently received letters from the dreaded Office québécois de la langue francaise (OQLF), ordering them to remove offensive words from their signs.

    The Westmount Examiner 2009

  • The OQLF, as it turns out, has served only to embarrass Quebec, time after time, yet it continues to exist - in fact one of its inspectors was recently in Westmount, writing up the Cavallero grocery store on Sherbrooke Street for some minor lettering complaint.

    The Westmount Examiner 2009


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  • The Quebec 'language police'

    May 10, 2015

  • "Office québécois de la langue française"

    from the BBC article "The place that banned the term grilled cheese and cocktail"

    new allowed word in Quebec: grilled-cheese

    September 21, 2017