Quebec language police target Burgundy Lion – but not for its name

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WATCH ABOVE: Quebec's language police issued a warning to the popular gastro-pub Burgundy Lion because of its English-only “recommended on TripAdvisor” sticker. Global's Billy Shields reports – Jan 28, 2016

MONTREAL – If you have a successful restaurant in the City of Montreal, you might want to think twice before flaunting it.

The Office Québécois de la Langue Française (OQLF) issued a warning to the popular Burgundy Lion pub because of its English-only “recommended on TripAdvisor” sticker.

The blue sign, issued by the popular travel site, is located on the bottom of the pub’s window, right by the sidewalk.

It measures 7.5 cm on each side.

The OQLF has previously gone after local businesses for using non-French terms on their signage or menus, the most famous being #pastagate, which reached international fame.

The Tripadvisor sign in question measures 7.5 cm by 7.5 cm, Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Toby Lyle/Facebook

They have also targeted many small business throughout the province, pinpointing words like “takeout” or “foodie.”

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Recently, a Quebec City business was told the words “grilled cheese” had to be changed on their signs.

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As for Burgundy Lion, it doesn’t seem like the British pub will be changing any part of their traditional English design, but if the OQLF has its way, the tiny TripAdvisor sticker might have to go.

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