François Legault is not a supporter of masks mandatory in public places.
In a recent release to the media, thirty doctors, and experts in epidemiology have urged the government to take the covers face-out in the shops and the transport to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 too deadly.
For the time being, the public health does not recommend to impose the wearing of the mask to curb the epidemic, such as the claim high and strong, these health professionals of high rank.
But in the end, it is the prime minister who has the last word.
He may choose to make the covers-face mandatory, as has happened in many countries, even without the support of the public health authorities. But it will not do it.
“I could do it, it is me who decides, he says, in an interview. I could if I thought it was good, but I don’t think it would be good. “
Enforce the law
François Legault noted that from the moment where a government chooses to impose the covers-face, the authorities are obliged to enforce the law.
What is not so simple and can give rise to problematic situations.
“In Montreal, somebody, for all sorts of reasons, he has no mask and he need to go to work, and he has no money, and there you say, “no, you don’t have the right to take the public transport”, for an example there.
It is noted that yet other courts are doing. “Yes, but I don’t think” that it is necessary to make the port covers-face mandatory, ” replied he.
The prime minister likes to remind that in North America, it is Quebecers who have the greatest respect for the rules of confinement to the home. “The two meters also, it is important “, he insists.
A few days ago, Dr. Horacio Arruda said that it was not necessary to exclude this avenue in the prospect of a second wave of contamination.
But for now, the public health is pleased to recommend “strongly” wearing a mask.
“We want to make it a social norm for people to get in the habit. As to make it mandatory now, I’ll wait for the various authorities in international, canadian and Quebec, our experts, who look at the pros and cons “, he argued.