Canadian province caves to public, abandons planned tax on unvaccinated

By Ailan Evans

Quebec Premier François Legault announced Tuesday the province would abandon plans to impose a tax on unvaccinated residents, citing unfavorable public opinion.

“I understand that this divides Quebecers and right now we have to build bridges,” Legault told reporters at a Tuesday press conference, according to CBC News. “My role is to try to bring Quebecers together to stay united as a people.”

Legault had announced plans in early January to tax residents who had not yet taken the COVID-19 vaccine, citing a “burden” they were placing on the province’s health networks.

“Those who refuse to receive their first dose in the coming weeks will have to pay a new health contribution,” Legault said at the time. “I know the situation is tough, but we can get through this together. We need to focus our efforts on two things: Getting the first, second, and third doses of vaccine and reducing our contacts, especially with older people.”

Legault announced Tuesday that the government would abandon the planned tax in favor of alternative measures such as door-to-door service for at-home vaccinations, citing “growing discontent” among the public and the need for “social cohesion,” according to CBC News.

Legault will also begin easing COVID-19 restrictions in the province, CBC News reported. Quebec’s Health Ministry had imposed rules last week requiring “anyone without a vaccination passport must be accompanied at all times by a store employee and cannot purchase products other than those related to the pharmaceutical service they are receiving.”

The announcement follows protests led by truckers across Canada against the nation’s COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.

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4 thoughts on “Canadian province caves to public, abandons planned tax on unvaccinated

  1. If you took not one, not two but three shots for measles and you still got measles, wouldn’t you demand some questions be answered? They say it “prevents hospitalizations and deaths by reducing symptoms “….well, we used to call that a therapeutic, not a vaccine!

  2. If you took not one, not two but three shots for measles and you still got measles, wouldn’t you demand some questions be answered? They say it “prevents hospitalizations and deaths by reducing symptoms “….well, we used to call that a therapeutic, not a vaccine

  3. The mainstream narrative is made possible only by censoring the truth.

    If we don’t get rid (peacefully!) of the people doing this then they’ll move on to plan B, because we can be sure they can almost taste their reset and they don’t want the stupid people to stand in the way.

    Democrats need to abandon ship. This is the party of the enablers.

  4. Re: “My role is to try to bring Quebecers together to stay united as a people.”

    … and

    Re: “… plans in early January to tax residents who had not yet taken the COVID-19 vaccine, citing a “burden” they were placing on the province’s health networks.”

    Quebec Premier François Legault’s statements contradict one another. He, alone, has decided this course of action. If anything is ‘uniting’ the ‘people’, it’s the Canadian truckers. Because when the rules of a mutually agreed upon relationship between people change at the whim of one person, it’s no longer a mutual relationship.

    Freedom of choice. ‘Keep on Truckin.’

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