The web-hosting site GoDaddy.com might be getting into trouble with the OQLF. Stephanie Guenette, a bilingual business owner chose GoDaddy to build and host her boutique's website and according to GoDaddy, their website templates are fully customizable. That is unless you're trying to make a French website.
While building her site, Stephanie tried to translate the "featured products" and "home" tabs to French, only to find out this wasn't possible. According to an article by the Journal de Montreal, GoDaddy apologized several times but didn't offer any solutions to the problem.
What bothers Stephanie is the fact that GoDaddy advertises in Quebec when they are clearly not prepared to operate here. According to article 52 of the French language charter, a company cannot operate in Quebec unless their catalogs, brochures, folders, commercial directories and any similar publications are drawn up in French. When she finally got a response other than "we're sorry", a customer service rep told Stephanie that it would be at least a year before they could translate her site.
So although GoDaddy is based in Arizona, they choose to do business in Quebec which means they are subject to the OQLF's rules and the language laws of Quebec. If GoDaddy does not offer a full translation of Stephanie's website (and other Quebec websites) and continues to practice in Quebec, do you think they should be facing fines?
Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC