According to a recent report, Quebec plans to eliminate French from public signage on provincial highways.

Officials will replace those signs with "pictograms," which will depict the action they signify rather than state a directive.

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Transport minister André Fortin confirmed the news to The Suburban.

The new illustrated signs will make roads safer and more accessible to anglo Quebecers and visitors from the United States and rest of Canada.

Indeed, misunderstanding a highway sign could have devastating consequences.

Advocates for the preservation of French in the province have apparently yet to issue a statement in response. Though, they are unlikely to oppose such a measure.

Since this is a decision by the current liberal government of Phillipe Couillard, it could quickly become a campaign issue.

Stay tuned.



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