All posts tagged: Quebec

Quebec’s 8 pm COVID curfew madness continues

On Jan. 8, 2021, the Canadian province of Quebec initiated a COVID curfew preventing people from leaving their homes after 8 pm unless of course, they are walking their dog. Apparently, dogs protect people from catching COVID after 8 pm. But the silliness doesn’t stop there. In December, the Calhoun family who live in Montreal, Quebec received permission from the New Brunswick government to travel to that province to provide care for their ailing father, 77, who was living alone and in and out of hospital. They were intending to return to Quebec on Jan 2, 2021, but it was delayed when their vehicle had problems and required parts to be ordered in from outside of Canada. The family, who was travelling with three small kids, decided to rent a car and return home on Jan. 8, 2021, the day the Quebec government initiated its 8 pm curfew. They were intending to be back before the 8 pm curfew hit, but travelling with three small kids derailed those good intentions. Global News explains what happened …

Why the Canadian province, the hardest hit by COVID-19, is ending its lock down

The province of Quebec is implementing a gradual end to its lock down. This will include the reopening of stores with outside doors on May 4, 2020, along with manufacturing and construction. The province will also be reopening daycares and elementary schools on May 11, 2020. Predictably this has alarmed many people, because with approximately 26,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,700 deaths, Quebec was Canada’s hardest hit province. But there was a very clear reason for this decision as Quebec Premier François Legault started off his news conference announcing the reopening with a chart showing the number of deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes compared to those outside nursing homes: According to the article on CBC reporting the decision: “Legault repeatedly said there are ‘two worlds’ in Quebec. While the situation in long-term care homes remains critical, he says, it is stable elsewhere in the province.” READ: Why Legault feels it’s safe to reopen economy, even though Quebec hit hardest by COVID-19 Study after study has shown, the elderly and those with underlying health …

The Quebec government wants to force Christians to teach paganism

In 2008, the Quebec government introduced a compulsory program — Ethics and Religious Culture — requiring schools including Catholic and private Christian/church schools in the province to teach all religions including paganism, Wicca and Christianity. The program also forbids teachers, including those in Christian schools, from presenting their personal views on the material. They must present all religions as “equally valid.” According to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom everyone has the freedom of religion and conscience and can’t be forced to compromise their religious convictions.