The Leader of the Official Opposition and Critic responsible for the Charter for Regions, Ms. Dominique Anglade, called on Premier François Legault to ask Public Health authorities to study the possibility of modulating restrictions associated with health measures in regions less affected by COVID-19. The government needs to validate whether the easing of certain regulations accompanied by the relevant follow-up measures, where applicable, could be made in regions deemed appropriate by Public Health officials.
As it stands now, a number of regions have been fortunate enough to have been globally spared by the pandemic. While there have been a certain number of outbreaks and Quebecers’ health and safety remain our priority, these regions are resigned to applying the same health measures as more densely populated areas dealing with a far greater transmission of cases and increasing hospitalization rates. I am asking François Legault to consider the specificity of these regions and ask Public Health authorities to study the impacts of the established health measures in terms of their regional epidemiological situation, rather than the current wall-to-wall application throughout Quebec’s territory. We will obviously continue to ask Quebecers to follow public health guidelines.
Dominique Anglade, Leader of the Official Opposition and Critic responsible for the Charter for Regions.