CANADA’S QUEBEC DROPS PLAN TO TAX THE UNVACCINATED

Canada’s Quebec rescinded its controversial plan to impose a tax on residents who were not vaccinated against Covid-19, the province’s premier announced on Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference, Premier François Legault adopted a conciliatory approach, and sought to paper over the divisions the so-called “Vax Tax” had created.

Legault, who was speaking in French, said it was “time to time to rebuild bridges between Quebecers” and “to work together”.

“My role is to try and bring Quebecers together and stay united as a people. This is why we won’t go ahead with the health contribution,” he said, according to a report by Global News.

Legault had mooted the proposal in January.

The provincial premier did not mention the ongoing truckers’ protests that has laid siege to Canada’s capital, Ottawa. However, his government is not the only one to relax restrictions since the Freedom Convoy rolled into Ottawa on Friday. The provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan are also looking at lifting some restrictions.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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