Unvaccinated Quebecers Will Have to Pay a Health Tax, Legault Says | CBC News

Verity Stevenson and Isaac Olson, reporting for CBC News:

Quebec Premier François Legault said Tuesday the province would be imposing a health tax on Quebecers who refuse to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. […] “These people, they put a very important burden on our health-care network,” Legault said. “I think it’s reasonable a majority of the population is asking that there be consequences.”

Roughly 10 per cent of eligible Quebecers remain unvaccinated, but health officials say they take up about 50 per cent of COVID-19 beds in hospitals.

I asked for “more like this, please” just the other day, and the good people of Quebec obliged.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022