More than 50,000 people have added their signature to a petition against the wearing of masks compulsory in enclosed public places throughout Quebec, that circulates on the web since Monday.
“Such a measure […] to hinder our rights and freedoms “, raises the petition addressed to the prime minister of Quebec, as well as several other ” government decision-makers “, can we read.
Next Saturday, wearing a mask will be mandatory for all persons 12 years and older when they attend a public place closed, either to public transport or shops, announced Monday prime minister François Legault.
The heavy fines which may vary between $ 400 to $ 6000, in the event of recidivism, can apply.
However, this news was not unanimous, as evidenced by the petition launched Monday demanding both the cancellation of this compulsory measure, but also the transmission of consistent information and reports based on the science ” to explain the decision.
“The conflicting information that you have provided to the citizen(ne)s since the beginning of the crisis, come to invalidate your comments “, believe the signatories of the petition, which questioned the effectiveness of masks with several examples. At the time of going to press, 52 384 people had signed the petition.