Vaccination passport: a “turtle step strategy” for the UTBQ and the CPBBTQ

Vaccination passport: a & ldquo; a turtle step strategy & rdquo; for UT and rsquo; the CPBBTQ

MISE & Agrave; JOUR

The decision of Quebec to extend the use of the vaccine passport to the SAQ and the SQDC is “a strategy of no tortoise” which discourages the tenants and restaurateurs of the province, according to the Union des Quebec bar owners (UTBQ) and the Corporation of Quebec bar, brasseries and tavern owners (CPBBTQ).

The presidents of the two associations, Peter Sergakis and Renaud Poulin, expressed their dissatisfaction with this measure announced Thursday in a letter sent to Prime Minister François Legault and to the Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé.

They notably judged this decision “more than insufficient” because of the critical health situation in the province.

“[Thursday ]’s announcement has only further discouraged tenants and restaurateurs in Quebec who have no hope that this weak tightening of measures against the unvaccinated will have any beneficial effect for them. They are discouraged at the idea of ​​remaining closed for months on end, while unvaccinated people get out so easily, without real inconvenience, ”it is possible to read in the letter sent on Thursday.

The two presidents particularly deplored that this new measure is easily circumvented for the non-vaccinated, who can turn to online shopping platforms, or even the illegal market.

The implementation of this decision from January 18 also raised the ire of the UTBQ and the CPBBTQ, who recalled that restaurateurs had only 24 hours' notice for the recent closure of their stores. establishments.

The associations had already expressed earlier this week their wish to see the vaccination passport imposed on all spheres of activity in the province.

The contribution of 10 $ 000 for food losses in perishable foodstuffs through the Aid to Businesses in Regions on Maximum Alert (AERAM) program was also judged to be “far from sufficient”.

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