The re-opening of the terrace of the restaurant, Laurent Proulx on pause to let Quebec make an announcement

La réouverture de la terrasse du resto de Laurent Proulx sur pause pour laisser Québec faire une annonce

After you have launched a protest movement by announcing the opening of a terrace restaurant in Drummondville, Laurent Proulx said Tuesday the postponement of the decision after discussions with the government in order to “leave luck to the rider”.

The former councillor of Quebec, now the owner of the restaurant Le-Vieux-Saint-Charles in Drummondville, made the announcement on his page on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon, explaining how he received a call “from someone high placed in the government”.

Scheduled for Thursday, the opening of its terrace is now postponed to a later date to allow the provincial to make an announcement for the catering sector.

“It confirms to me that it has been decided to make an announcement shortly, early next week, with restaurant, with dates of reopening. With gains for the terraces, also,” said Mr. Proulx in his message.

Avoid a fine

In order to avoid placing themselves at risk of receiving a fine if it opens this Thursday, the restaurateur has agreed to wait for the announcements of the government.

“As a gain on the urgent need of opening dates has been made and that the message was clearly heard, so I’ll leave the benefit of the doubt and wait a few days with my deck instead of risking a fine for a single end of the week of operations before the announcement of re-opening,” says the restaurateur, adding that the claim “worth it”.

Not the only one

The decision of Mr. Proulx to challenge the recommendations of the public health had done much talking in the last few days. Some restaurateurs had even chosen to follow suit and open up their terrace, obviously tired of waiting for the green light from Quebec.

The microbrewery Le Corsaire and Stainless steel, respectively, in Levis and on the Grande Allée in Quebec city, and had assured that they would follow the movement launched by Laurent Proulx.

“We are all tired”, said the restaurateurs who hoped that “the policy comes off the fingers in the nose” with regard to the reopening of their sector of activity.


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