Quebec’s Premier François Legault announced the new measure of taxing the unvaccinated in January. According to sources that talked to CBC and Radio-Canada, on Tuesday, Legault scraped the proposed tax on the unvaccinated. As was first reported by La Presse, the Premier will give a detailed announcement at a press conference this afternoon, at 1 p.m.
The proposed bill announced in January would have implemented a monetary penalty on any Quebec resident that has not received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The details of the tax were very vague as the premier didn’t explain how it would work.
However, Legault said he wanted the cost to be “significant” and suggested it could be more than $100. Quebec has had very strict COVID-19 restrictions compared to some other provinces in the country. At the beginning of January, the province announced residents need to be fully vaccinated to enter liquor or cannabis stores.
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