I am not one of those who accuse the Legault government of making fun of the population or of taking advantage of the crisis to subject Quebecers to some evil design.
François Legault is doing what he can to manage the crisis. He gives himself body and soul and dreams like everyone else of a return to normality.
That does not prevent me from criticizing certain measures. But I do not doubt the good faith of the government.
Such is also the attitude of the vast majority of Quebecers who continue, despite everything, to support him.
But something has happened since the return to drastic measures on New Year's Eve.
Everyone feels that the government has slipped, that it has overstepped its bounds, that he has abused, believing he is doing well, the resilience of Quebecers, and that he is beginning to pay the price.
His decision to suspend the curfew bears witness to this. He had wanted to hit hard, very hard, but he had hit too hard. It pays the price on two levels.
First, adherence to the measures decreases.
Then, the CAQ is politically weakened, and only maintains its place in the polls because of the splitting of the opposition.
Quebec is now seeking to regain its footing.
< p>It must be said that everywhere in the Western world, the dominant approach is no longer one of general confinement.
We repeat everywhere that you have to live with the virus. The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, thus affirmed a few days ago that covid should now be seen no longer as a pandemic, but as a flu.
In other words, everywhere, we are looking for to trivialize covid. That doesn't mean pretending it doesn't exist.
It means that you have to change your approach mentally and no longer live in permanent emergency and repeated confinements.