The Pointe Claire merchant who famously started selling “Pasta Salad Marois” in the days following “Pastagate” is again rebelling.
An OQLF inspector visited Swiss Vienna Pastry and Delicatessen and owner Harry Schick asked the man to leave.
The inspector pointed to several violations to Quebec’s language law, Bill 101, and asked to take pictures. Schick refused. The inspector left and, according to Schick, said that he will be back.
“French and English are the same size,” on signs in his store, a defiant Schick told CJAD 800’s Rick Moffat. “To me, Anglophones and Francophones have equal rights in my store.
“Pasta Marois” has become one of the shop’s top sellers, “and we’ve just added this week ‘le Mac and Cheese!'”
Schick seems to be daring the government to take extreme action.
“I will not pay the fine. What will they do? Put me in jail? Put 35 employees out of business by closing me down? I doubt it. Somebody is going to have to stop them.”
Several merchants in the same mall on St. Jean blvd. tell CJAD 800 that they have been visited by the OQLF in recent days.
Schick is positioning himself as an Anglo martyr.
“[The government] is slowly but surely driving out Anglos. My daughter has already left. She will never come back to this province.”
Listen to Rick Moffat’s full interview with Harry Schick.