Update: We found a fact check that says this is fake:
The totalitarians are so dull and boring:
Last Thursday, an agency of the Government of Canada responsible for providing and consolidating information technology services across federal government departments informed federal government employees that they would be fired "without recourse or labor union participation" if they used any form of the popular meme "Let's Go Brandon" in any of their correspondence.
Shared Services wrote, "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."
Like I said, the totalitarians can't stand laughter. They hate it. Everything must be serious all the time so we can all live in a humorless society devoid of fun and joy.
Here's the memo, which specifically mentions "Let's Go Brandon":
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The memo concluded, "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."
Obviously, the "Brandon" meme is so extremely popular – even outside of America – that it required an immediate blitzkrieg response from the HR Nazis.
Sure, having standards for professional communications is a good thing and government employees making fun of foreign politicians could create diplomatic awkwardness.
But "zero tolerance" and "immediate dismissal"? Seems a bit extreme, bro.