Obligation of the mask : Montreal would have had to act sooner

Obligation du masque : Montréal aurait dû agir plus tôt

While the government of Quebec requires wearing a mask in public transportation, some elected municipal officials in montreal’s opposition believe that the mayor Valérie Plant would have had to impose this measure much earlier in the metropolis.

The official opposition at city hall, remember to make this request since the month of April. “For us it was a no-brainer. Montreal was the epicentre of the pandemic in Quebec and in Canada, and she still is,” says the head of the Whole Montreal, Lionel Perez.

Mr. Perez deplores the fact that the mayor Plant has not acted prior to the déconfinement to accustom the population. According to him, the citizens are already afraid to take the public transport like few people are wearing the mask.

“It is the government of Québec, which is to take this decision. Once again, we see that she is only a spectator on the important decisions in this pandemic”, he adds.

Same sound of bell on the side of Marvin Rotrand, independent consultant Snowdon. “Montreal is one of the last major cities in the world that has not adopted a similar rule, he noted.

It considers that there is a “lack of leadership” on the part of the mayor.

“People are afraid to use public transportation. Why Valérie Plante has decided to hide behind Québec and the public health?”, wonders there.

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