With some relaxation to come to health measures in regions less affected by the pandemic, the issue of checkpoints is fueling discussions. For the moment, the Legault government does not intend to set up roadblocks as in the spring.
Prime Minister François Legault confirmed at a press briefing on Thursday that the monitoring of the curfew is already busy with the police.
Several elected officials in the region rely on public health in this matter.
“Public health, if it judges that it is good to put up roadblocks, they will do it. And if public health judges that we are back exactly to what we were before Christmas, well that will be it ”, said Friday the mayor of Baie-Comeau, Yves Montigny, in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.
With possible relaxations, the prefect of the MRC de Rivière-du-Loup and president of the regional table of municipal representatives of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Michel Lagacé, believes that a set of measures can protect the citizens in the case of travel between regions.
“There are certainly other measures that can be put in place by the Government of Quebec and public health to see to the protection of populations. What our people want, yes to be protected and to have relief measures, ”said Mr. Lagacé.
There may be adjustments as needed, according to the prefect of the MRC de la Haute-Gaspésie.
“If ever the situation exploded in one region or another and we found ourselves in great difficulty, then we could set up what is called a random interception system, but in the meantime, let’s leave luck to the runner, ”said Allen Cormier.
“The statistics we have today, we have them without dam,” said Francis St-Pierre, prefect of the MRC of Rimouski-Neigette.
The government’s announcement is expected next week.