Quebec to impose a tax on people who are unvaccinated from COVID-19

Quebec is announcing it will impose a tax on Quebecers who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Quebec Premier François Legault made the announcement in Montreal on Tuesday afternoon, as the number of pandemic-related hospitalizations continue to climb.

Legault said he felt the ire from people who are not vaccinated but blamed them for clogging the province’s hospitals.

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“A health contribution will be charged to all adults that don’t want to get vaccinated. We are there now,” he said.

“Those who refuse to get the shot bring a financial burden to hospital staff and Quebecers. The 10 per cent of the population can’t burden the 90 per cent.”

Legault said there will be an exemption for those who can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons.

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