Quebec will create a tax for those not vaccinated against the Covid

The Prime Minister of the Canadian Province of Quebec, the conservative nationalist François Legault, has announced the creation of a "contribution" that will

Quebec will create a tax for those not vaccinated against the Covid

The Prime Minister of the Canadian Province of Quebec, the conservative nationalist François Legault, has announced the creation of a "contribution" that will be charged to people who decide not to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 without having a reason for it. The amount of the encumbrance has not been defined, but it will be "significant". The charge - can be seen as a tax or as a fine - is due, according to Legault, at the cost of those not vaccinated for the public accounts of Quebec where, according to the official figures, 10% of the population that is not yet vaccinated Against the Covid-19 supposes 50% of the people who are in the ICU by Covid-19.

Legault, therefore, has justified its decision in terms not only of economic cost but also, of social justice, by declaring that the position "is of justice for 90% of the population that has made sacrifices [when vaccinated]. I think that we owe these types of measures. " The Provincial Prime Minister did not clarify the fate of the funds obtained from the LEVAMEN.

With this decision, Legault tries to recover the political initiative after being the object of hard criticism for the management of the current Wave of the COVID-19. On Monday, the head of health in Quebec, Horacio Arruda, resigned from his position as a result of the health crisis. Only on Monday, 62 people died by Covid, which carries the death number to 12,028, the highest in Canada, in a total population of 8.1 million people. Yesterday morning there were 2,742 people entered, of which 255 were in intensive care.

The Quebequés Prime Minister has added that the 'Covid passport' will be deferently sued in more commercial establishments in the province of Quebec. Last week, the vaccination test became required to enter the shops of alcoholic beverages and marijuana and its derivatives, and soon it will be, also, in shopping centers and beauty salons. Quebec already has one of Canada's tougher regulatory systems to contain the COVID-19, which includes the prohibition that there are open establishments from 10 o'clock at night to 5 in the morning.

Quebec is the second most populous province in Canada, with 22% of the country's population, and a surface as large as three times Spain. More than half of them live in the Metropolitan area of Montreal, the second largest Canadian city, which already in 2020 suffered a devastating first wave of the Covid-19

Updated Date: 11 January 2022, 23:19

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