“Business owners in a small community South of Ottawa will no longer be forced to make their signs bilingual.
South Stormont Council unanimously passed a by-law Wednesday, allowing local businesses to post signs in whatever language they choose.
Supporters say it's a matter of freedom of expression.
"We are an English speaking area and that's what we want," said David Smith, owner of Grumpy’s Sports Bar. "I don’t believe I'm going to get any busier if I change my sign and it's not going to be free to change them.”
The issue has been a heated debate among residents.
"French language is blowing through the rest of Canada," said one resident.
“I don't think the government should dictate what we put on our signs…personal, private, or business,” said another. “We should have the right to put any language on a sign whether it's Mohawk Chinese English or French.” Read more:

Montreal Metro Ticket Seller gives out language lessons

Signs proclaiming an employee’s stance on language issues should not be posted on the window of a métro station ticket booth, Montreal’s transit authority says.
The Société de transport de Montréal was responding to a complaint from a subway user who came upon a printed sign at the Villa Maria métro station Wednesday: “Au Québec c’est en français que ca se passe!” (Roughly translated: “In Quebec, we do things in French”) Link