The government of the Canadian province of Quebec has taken its dystopian lockdown to the next level. People will no longer be able to go for walks outside their homes between 8:00 pm and 5 am. Apparently the science must be suggesting COVID is more potent later in the evening, particularly when people are walking alone.
The Quebec government is imposing an overnight curfew beginning on Saturday until at least February 8, ostensibly to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Quebecers intercepted by law enforcement outside their homes “without good reason” between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. will be subject to fines between $1,000 and $6,000 (CAD), or approximately $850 and $4,750 (USD).
Quebec’s official website warns that people outside their residences must justify their travels — specifics of such justifications were not provided by authorities — if set upon by police officers in transit (translated from French to English with Google Translate):
As of Saturday, January 9, a curfew will now be in effect. Between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., anyone will be prohibited from moving outside their place of residence, except in the case of exceptions justifying the move, for example to benefit from health care, for humanitarian reasons or for carry out work considered a priority.
And speaking of COVID lockdowns, you are probably wondering how Canada’s vaccination plans are going. Writing for the Toronto Sun, Brian Lilley explains:
Who should get vaccines first?
It’s been a big question since the beginning of the pandemic and now we have an answer from the Trudeau Liberals.
They believe inmates come before nursing home residents. So mass murderers such as 71-year-old Robert Pickton or Bruce McArthur, soon to be 70, are likely to get a vaccine before many nursing home residents.
That was made clear with a story that broke Tuesday night from CTV saying inmates would begin getting vaccinations this week. It would start with a group of 600 and grow from there.
Of course, Quebec is not the only government to issue stay-at-home orders: