Quebec to table bill banning anti-vaccine protests outside hospitals, schools

Quebec’s premier will table a bill to clamp down on anti-COVID-19 vaccine protests in front of hospitals and schools. François Legault told reporters at the National Assembly he will introduce … Read More

Quebec won’t rule out law to ban anti-vaccine protests outside schools, hospitals

Premier François Legault said Tuesday his government is looking at what it can do to stop people from protesting COVID-19 health orders outside the province’s schools and hospitals. Legault said … Read More

‘It’s unacceptable’: Quebec premier critical of anti-vaccine protesters targeting high schools

Quebec’s premier and education minister on Friday condemned anti-vaccine protests taking place outside Montreal high schools this week as the province reported its highest daily COVID-19 case count since May. … Read More

Quebec health workers must get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 15 or risk suspension

Quebec health-care workers in regular contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk being suspended without pay, provincial officials said Tuesday. Health Minister Christian Dubé said the … Read More

Quebec premier to give update on COVID-19 pandemic

Quebec’s premier is set to provide an update Tuesday afternoon on the evolving fourth wave of COVID-19 in the province. François Legault will be addressing the situation at 1 p.m. … Read More

Quebec premier gives update on COVID-19 pandemic

Quebec’s premier is set to provide an update Tuesday afternoon on the evolving fourth wave of COVID-19 in the province. François Legault will be addressing the situation at 1 p.m. … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec will suspend unvaccinated health workers without pay as of Oct. 15

Quebec health workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk being suspended without pay, provincial officials said Tuesday. Health Minister Christian Dubé said the measure will apply to employees … Read More

Quebec hair salon requires customers to be vaccinated, even if business doesn’t require passport

Quebec’s vaccine passport came into effect on Wednesday with those aged 13 and over now required to show they are adequately protected against COVID-19 to access some non-essential services. While … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec to mandate vaccinations for health-care workers, masks for university students

Quebec is implementing more measures in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic’s fourth wave sets in, the province’s premier announced Tuesday. François Legault says masks … Read More

Quebec makes COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for health-care workers who work with patients

Quebec is implementing more measures in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic’s fourth wave sets in, the province’s premier announced Tuesday. François Legault says masks … Read More

Quebec issues COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health-care workers who work with patients

Quebec is implementing more measures in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic’s fourth wave sets in, the province’s premier announced Tuesday. François Legault says masks … Read More

Quebec premier to give COVID-19 update as fourth wave sets in

Quebec Premier François Legault will address the evolving COVID-19 situation in the provincial capital Tuesday afternoon. The news conference, which was called the same day, comes as pandemic-related infections and … Read More

Quebec premier gives COVID-19 update as fourth wave sets in

Quebec Premier François Legault will address the evolving COVID-19 situation in the provincial capital Tuesday afternoon. The news conference, which was called the same day, comes as pandemic-related infections and … Read More

Quebec issues COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health-care workers

Quebec is implementing more measures in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic’s fourth wave sets in, the province’s premier announced Tuesday. François Legault says masks … Read More

Debate on COVID-19 vaccine passports would expose Quebecers to conspiracy theories: premier

Quebec Premier François Legault is refusing to hold a debate in the legislature on vaccine passports partly because he says he fears Quebecers would be exposed to conspiracy theories. Legault … Read More

As cases jump, Quebec ready for fourth wave of COVID-19: premier

Quebec reported 365 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday amid an uptick in cases and hospitalizations in the province. Health Minister Christian Dubé said the government is continuing to monitor the rise in … Read More

‘Figure of hope’ praised for role in COVID-19 fight after her death

A Quebec woman who was the first person in Canada to receive a COVID-19 vaccine has died. Gisèle Lévesque, 89, died peacefully of natural causes last Monday, surrounded by family, … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec to loosen more restrictions as all regions set to go green

Quebec in its entirety will go green, the lowest and coveted level on the COVID-19 alert scale, starting next week as the pandemic’s grip on the province loosens. The designation … Read More

Quebec adds 84 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths as hospitalizations fall

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Quebec is reporting 84 new cases and four additional deaths Tuesday. The latest daily tally of new infections marks the second day the count is … Read More

‘Not clear’ if new border rules apply to Quebecers who have had COVID-19 and single vaccine dose

It’s unclear whether Quebecers who have had COVID-19 and one dose of vaccine can benefit when the federal government lifts quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travellers on July 5, Quebec … Read More

COVID-19: No more orange or red zones in Quebec starting June 14

All of Quebec will be either designated green or yellow zones starting next week as the number of new COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations remain on the downturn. Premier François … Read More

COVID-19: Gyms, dining rooms to reopen as Montreal, Laval move to orange zones next week

Restrictions designed to stem the spread of COVID-19 will be eased in Montreal and Laval as those two areas are downgraded from red to orange zones next week. Quebec Premier … Read More

COVID-19: Montreal, Laval moving from red to orange zones next week

Restrictions designed to stem the spread of COVID-19 will be eased in Montreal and Laval as those two areas are downgraded from red to orange zones next week. Quebec Premier … Read More

Quebec adds 208 new cases, 5 deaths as COVID-19 hospitalizations drop

In Quebec, authorities reporting 208 new cases and five additional deaths Tuesday attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the lowest daily tally of new infections reported in months with … Read More

Montreal, Laval to stay as COVID-19 red zones as Quebec begins to reopen

Quebec is on its way to slowly reopening but Montreal and Laval will remain designated red zones under the province’s COVID-19 colour-coded scale until at least June 7. But the … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec premier hints at pandemic reopening plan

As the warm summer months loom, Quebec’s premier is expected to lay out the details of a long-awaited plan to lift pandemic-induced restrictions Tuesday. François Legault hinted on social media … Read More

COVID-19 vaccination opens to people 25 and older as Legault says Quebec headed in ‘right direction’

Quebec is “heading in the right direction” as vaccination opens up to young adults and the number of new COVID-19 cases falls, the province’s premier said Tuesday. François Legault said … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec premier declares they’re ‘heading in the right direction’

Quebec is “heading in the right direction” as vaccination opens up and the number of new COVID-19 cases fall, the province’s premier said Tuesday. François Legault said the upcoming months … Read More

Quebec adds more than 900 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations dip

Quebec is reporting 907 new COVID-19 infections and seven additional deaths on Thursday, including one in the last 24 hours. The number of hospitalizations related to the health crisis dropped by … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec looking to unveil a pandemic reopening plan like Saskatchewan

Quebec Premier François Legault wants to unveil a roadmap to reopening the province and lifting COVID-19  restrictions in the coming weeks. He said he wants to have a plan similar to … Read More

Quebec premier wants Trudeau to tighten travel, land border restrictions to limit COVID-19 variants

Quebec is once again calling for tightened restrictions for international travel and land borders amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19 variants. Premier François Legault told reporters Thursday that he … Read More

Provinces want tightened travel, land border restrictions to limit COVID-19 variants: Legault

Quebec is once again calling for tightened restrictions for international travel and land borders amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19 variants. Premier François Legault told reporters Thursday that he … Read More

Quebec premier defends handling of outdoor mask rule, COVID-19 vaccination sites

Quebec Premier François Legault is defending his decision to announce on social media changes to a public health measure aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The Facebook post, which … Read More

Quebec premier defends decision to announce outdoor mask rule change first on Facebook

Quebec Premier François Legault is defending his decision to announce on social media changes to a public health measure aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The Facebook post, which … Read More

Quebec changes outdoor mask rule aimed at controlling COVID-19 spread

Quebec is making changes to the rules requiring masks in outdoor settings amid confusion and criticism over the government’s latest COVID-19 measure. Premier François Legault wrote about the modifications on … Read More

Quebec premier tells young people to ‘respect the rules’ as emergency COVID-19 measures extended

Quebec is extending emergency measures for three regions as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to gain steam in the province. Premier François Legault announced the move Tuesday, … Read More

Quebec reports almost 1,500 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations continue to climb

Quebec is reporting 1,490 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths Tuesday as hospitalizations rise and the vaccination rollout continues to ramp up. Health Minister Christian Dubé took to social … Read More

Quebec health officials reassure AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe

Quebec is reporting 1,490 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths Tuesday as hospitalizations rise and the vaccination rollout continues to ramp up. Quebec City saw the highest number of … Read More

Hundreds defy 8 p.m. curfew in violent, destructive protest of COVID-19 measure in Montreal

Montreal police arrested seven people and doled out more than 100 tickets to people flouting COVID-19 public health guidelines after a protest against an earlier curfew devolved into vandalism and violence. … Read More

Gyms closing, school rules change again as Quebec tightens COVID-19 restrictions in certain zones

Quebec Premier François Legault announced a tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in the province’s red and orange zones as the number of new cases linked to variants continues to grow. The … Read More

Quebec imposes lockdown for 3 cities as COVID-19 cases rise ahead of Easter long weekend

Quebec Premier François Legault announced a tightening of COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the Easter-long weekend, as the third wave of the pandemic takes hold in the province. As of Thursday, … Read More

Quebec reports 783 new COVID-19 cases as vaccinations surpass 1M mark

On Tuesday, Quebec Premier François Legault said the province is heading towards its goal of administering 50,000 doses a day. “We’re resisting against the variants and the third wave but … Read More

Quebec high schools resume full-time, in-person learning on Monday, even in red zones

Quebec Premier François Legault announced a return to normal for high school students across the province as of next Monday as the daily number of COVID-19 cases is stabilizing. Students … Read More

Province announces easing of COVID-19 measures, predicts all Quebecers vaccinated by June 24

Quebec Premier François Legault announced Tuesday that the province was easing several COVID-19 measures, including pushing back the overnight curfew to 9:30 p.m. in red zones. The 8 p.m. to … Read More

As sunnier evenings lie ahead, Quebec premier mulls relaxing COVID-19 curfew

After daylight time came into effect over the weekend, Quebec’s premier says he is examining adjusting the nightly curfew in effect across the province to combat the spread of COVID-19. … Read More

As sunnier evenings lie ahead, Quebec premier considers adjusting COVID-19 curfew

After daylight time came into effect over the weekend, Quebec’s premier says he is examining adjusting the nightly curfew in effect across the province to combat the spread of COVID-19. … Read More

Quebec adds 650 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths as hospitalizations drop

In Quebec, health authorities are reporting 650 new cases and 12 more deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus Tuesday. The COVID-19 caseload has reached 293,860 while the pandemic has claimed … Read More

Quebec to expand vaccination to people 65 and up in Montreal area: health minister

Quebec is ready to increase the pace of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign and could soon begin vaccinating people 65 and older in the Montreal area, Health Minister Christian Dubé said … Read More

Quebec adds 739 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 739 new cases and 13 additional deaths, including one in the past 24 hours, tied to the novel coronavirus Tuesday as numbers continue to drop in the … Read More

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