Quebec has not been as efficient as Ontario in using its police forces to monitor travelers in quarantine, believes Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos.
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“What must absolutely be done in Quebec, and unfortunately, I have a duty to say that we have done it badly since April, is to ensure that the Sûreté du Québec (SQ ) and the police forces of Quebec can follow and possibly give tickets for those who do not follow the quarantine ”, affirms Mr. Duclos in interview with Mario Dumont.
The latter gives the example of Ontario which, since last April, has mandated its provincial police to monitor quarantines.
According to the President of the Treasury Board, Quebec has taken too long to do the same.
“The Sûreté du Québec did not have the authorization of the Government of Quebec until very recently, it’s been about two weeks, to follow people at home eventually and give them tickets if quarantine is not not respected, ”he said.
Mr. Duclos maintains that the federal government wants the Belle Province to follow suit on its neighbor.
“We want the police mechanism in Quebec to be as effective as the one we have in Ontario,” he admits.
As for the federal government, Jean-Yves Duclos assures us that he is working to “strengthen the own mechanisms at his disposal to monitor these people at home, among other things by hiring company security personnel. private ”.