(Quebec) The Parti Québécois (PQ) calls for deconfining Eastern Quebec and Abitibi as of February 8.
If there is no relaxation of the current rules in these regions, the population will end up being demobilized, pleaded the PQ parliamentary leader Pascal Bérubé on Monday.
Current epidemiological data in these regions do not justify the current health restrictions such as the curfew, he said at a press conference in the National Assembly, before a virtual meeting of elected PQ officials.
“If citizens feel that it is too much to ask, given the figures available to them, it will create a negative effect. ”
Mr. Bérubé therefore calls for a “differentiated approach”: allow the opening of businesses deemed non-essential in the regions of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Îles-de-la-Madeleine and on the North Shore, as well. than in Abitibi.
He suggests imposing a roadblock at La Pocatière, to restrict movement to the east and control the bubble.
“It’s a regional position that is fairly strong,” said the PQ member for Matane-Matapédia. I would tell you that we are several to think that. The traffic control, plus a colored area that is adapted to reality, is exactly the position we want. And then we did it last spring, it was going well. ”
As the government has imposed a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until February 8, Mr. Bérubé is proposing to relax the rules for these regions as of February 8.