Canada More Quebec and Ontario students return to class, Ontario officials express optimism
Coronavirus in Canada: Non-vaccinated VVID-19 will be taxed in Quebec
Quebec Prime Minister wants this "health contribution" because, according to its figures, 10% of non-vaccinated adults represent 50% of people In intensive care © Graham Hughes / AP / SIPA A vaccination site in Quebec, in Montreal on 4 December 2021. Epidemie - The Quebec Prime Minister wants this "health contribution" because, according to its figures, 10% adults Non-vaccinated account for 50% of intensive care The Quebec decided to "emmerder" refractory to vaccination.
More students in Quebec and Ontario headed back to class today after the scheduled return to in-person learning was delayed Monday by a winter storm.
While some Ontario students had returned to the classroom on Monday, the plan was set back for many parts of the province when heavy snow halted school bus services.
Many students in Quebec were also returning to school in-person this morning for the first time this year after learning online since the end of holiday break.
Meanwhile, Ontario Premier Doug Ford told Ottawa radio station CFRA that the province may announce a plan to reduce COVID-19 restrictions in the coming days, even as the province set a new daily record for hospitalizations.
Quebec Opposition unconvinced province will impose penalty on unvaccinated
MONTREAL — Quebec's announcement that it would tax unvaccinated residents sparked strong reaction and pushed Canadian premiers to take a position on it, but the province's official Opposition says it's unconvinced the government will go ahead with its threat. Describing Quebec Premier François Legault's plan as a "trial balloon," Liberal health critic Monsef Derraji said Wednesday he thinks the idea will be abandoned the way the province dropped its plan to force health-care workers to get the jab or be suspended without pay.
Toronto medical officer of health Eileen de Villa also appeared cautiously optimistic, telling reporters this morning that the rate of infection in the city may have plateaued or started to decline, although the situation continues to put a strain on hospitals.
Ontario reported a record 4,183 people in hospital with COVID-19 today, including 580 people in intensive care, while Quebec saw 89 more deaths and a 36-patient rise in hospitalizations to reach 3,417.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2022.
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