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License to speak freely

The Quebec government will finally allow the province’s drivers to express themselves a little bit more.
Next month, Quebec drivers will be able to put vanity license plates on their vehicles.
In Ontario, drivers can personalize their license plates with everything from an Ottawa Senators logo to a dancing couple all the way down to a lowly Toronto Maple Leafs emblem.
But in typical Quebec fashion, a politician decided that, while self-expression is a good thing, too much of it can threaten the very existence of the province’s culture.
The Parti Quebecois (PQ) culture critic Pascal Bérubé lamented the fact that Quebec drivers will be able to choose a personalized plate in *gasp* any language they choose.
Bérubé called it “unacceptable” that vanity plates would be permitted in any language other than French.
Does Bérubé believe that the appearance of English on Quebec license plates could threaten the linguistic integrity of Quebec?

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