Québec solidaire urges Québec Premier François Legault and his federal counterpart, Justin Trudeau, to act to ensure that the new variants of COVID-19 are kept at bay by controlling the arrival of travelers and ensuring that ‘they respect their quarantine.
Faced with the inaction of the two orders of government in this matter, the co-spokesperson for the political party, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, expressed his impatience on Wednesday.
“The issue of screening travelers shouldn’t be a bullet in a political ping-pong match between two prime ministers. It should be a priority for everyone. We should stop throwing the ball and find solutions because the variants of the virus, they are more contagious, they worry all public health experts ”, he hammered on the occasion of the closing of the caucus. pre-session of Québec solidaire.
“That Mr. Trudeau stop sitting on his hands and that Mr. Legault do what he can do within his areas of jurisdiction,” added Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister, François Legault, expressed his frustration at the few means put in place by the federal government so far in this file. Earlier, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, had said that new measures to screen travelers would soon be announced, without revealing more.
Quebec does not seem to know exactly what powers are at its disposal, however.
The national director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, indicated that he would have to “consult his lawyers” to see if the Quebec Public Health Act would allow him to force travelers to quarantine in rooms of hotel.