Sanitary measures: Legault denies giving false hope to Quebecers for Christmas

Sanitary measures: Legault denies giving false hopes to Quebecers for No & euml; l

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Prime Minister François Legault denies harboring false hopes by publicly repeating that he wants the limit for private gatherings to be increased to 25 people during the holidays.

On the sidelines of an announcement on the labor shortage, the CAQ leader also reiterated the wish expressed the day before, namely to increase the maximum number of people authorized in the houses. & Nbsp;

< p> “Listen. I was asked: Do you think that the number of people in the houses should be made more flexible? I said that I was open to it, but that I would trust public health. If we can't say what we're thinking, we have a problem “, defended the CAQ leader. & Nbsp;

“The journalists asked me yesterday, 'Personally, what do you think'. Maybe I shouldn't answer that kind of question. I'm learning. Even after all these years, I still have a lot to learn, ”he added in English. & Nbsp;

Confusion

A little earlier, the official opposition criticized the Legault government for having a double talk.

“The same day the Minister of Health publicly said: 'Be careful, the rule is 10, do not forget it, it is still that', the Prime Minister spoke publicly by saying that, he , he would like it to be 20 or 25 ”, noted the parliamentary leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, André Fortin.

André Fortin

& nbsp; As of Monday afternoon, National Public Health Director Horacio Arruda said he was giving himself a minimum until December 6 to determine whether the measures will be relaxed in time for Christmas. With the arrival of a new variant, Minister Dubé called for vigilance by stressing that gatherings in homes and chalets are always limited to a maximum of 10 people. & Nbsp;

Then in the evening , the CAQ leader said he hoped to obtain the “OK” from public health to increase this limit to 20 or 25 people. & nbsp; & nbsp;

False hopes

“If we want the rules to be followed, we can't just throw wishes like that in the air,” commented the Liberal MP for Pontiac. & nbsp;

“This is what creates confusion among Quebecers, this is what creates uncertainty about the rules”, considers Mr. Fortin. & Nbsp;

The parliamentary leader of Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, for his part, believes that the Prime Minister “is playing a dangerous game”, while Quebecers, quite legitimately, dream of “a beautiful Christmas” after 20 months of pandemic. & Nbsp;

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois

“We have the impression of reliving the episode of the 28-day challenge,” responded Mr. Nadeau-Dubois. & Nbsp;

“I do not understand this habit of François Legault to throw test balloons, to raise hopes which could be disappointed thereafter. We must not play with people's mental health, ”he added. & Nbsp;

Like the other opposition parties, PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon demands that the decisions of the government are supported by science, in a more transparent manner. & nbsp;

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon

based on scientific data and we had to back pedal, ”recalled the leader of the Parti Québécois. & nbsp;

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