Quebec language cops ease up on shop owner's Facebook page

Eva Cooper, owner of Delilah's, is photographed outside her Glebe location in Ottawa on Thursday...

Eva Cooper, owner of Delilah's, is photographed outside her Glebe location in Ottawa on Thursday February 27, 2014. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency)

Denis Armstrong, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:21 PM ET

OTTAWA — The owner of Delilah's in the Parc, the Chelsea boutique accused last week of violating Quebec's language laws by posting in only English on its Facebook page, says the province's language watchdog has softened its position.

In February, Eva Cooper received a letter from Quebec's language office demanding she translate the English postings into French by March 10 or face legal consequences.

On Monday, Cooper said she has come to an agreement with the language office's director Martin Bergeron, who said she could post messages in any language she wanted, as long as it was of a social nature. Section 52 of Quebec's Charter says that if any communication is of a commercial nature, it has to be written in French.

Cooper asked Bergeron to send her their agreement in writing in both English and French.


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