Canada’s government has formally told its employees that any use of the popular meme “Let’s Go Brandon” will result in that employee’s immeidate firing.
Released last Thursday, Canada’s Shared Services wrote in a memo, “This is a formal notification that all government correspondence must be professional in nature and approved by department heads. When applicable all correspondence must be vetted by the PMO for framing and message prior to public disclosure or internal distribution.”
“The uses of colloquialisms or sayings with intended double meaning or offense are strictly prohibited in all means of correspondence and/or communication. Specifically, the use of the wording ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ and any variation thereof under any circumstance is banned by the Canadian Public Service.”
The memo went on to say, “Please contact your department heads for the applicable writing references. We have been informed that this will be zero tolerance issue within the management structure this position is fully supported by the leadership of PSAC. Violation of this policy will be grounds for immediate dismissal without recourse or labor union participation.”
Canadian government workers must not say “Let’s Go Brandon”, or any variation thereof, in any communication.
— Peter McCaffrey (@peteremcc) October 17, 2021