MONTREAL -- The owners of a Montreal pub threatened with fines by Quebec's language police because of signs inside the establishment say the matter has been resolved.
McKibbin's Irish Pub had been told by the Office quebecois de la langue francaise that it would face fines if it didn't take down the antique English-language signs that make up much of the bar's decor.
A customer had complained about not being able to get service in French and an inspector noticed the signs when he investigated the complaint.
The Office said the signs violated the province's language laws.
It said later it would relent if owners proved the signs had cultural value.
Owners of McKibbin's met with Office officials Monday and said the matter has been worked out.
They also say the Office will review its inspection methods when it comes to commercial signs.
^ Yeah a bit.... for one thing... It's an Irish Pub! They should put the menus in English and perhaps Gaelic, really screw them up.