Home of Lisa's Top Ten, the daily email that brings you the world.

Lisa's Top Ten


Quebec Tax on Unvaccinated Canadians Drives Surge in Appointments

Quebec tax on unvaccinated Canadians drives surge in appointments
Quebec Premier François Legault. Photo: Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images


Quebec health officials said Wednesday bookings for COVID-19 vaccine first-dose appointments have jumped — with some 7,000 residents signing up after they announced plans to tax people who are unvaccinated for non-medical reasons.

The big picture: Quebec Premier François Legault said the Canadian province would impose a health tax on residents who refuse to get their first dose in the coming weeks that would be more than $100, per CBC News.

  • 90% of Quebec’s population is already fully vaccinated against the virus.
  • Legault did not say when the tax would take effect, per CBC News.

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts
Shoppers navigate Santee Alley in downtown Los Angeles. The state is set to ease mask restrictions next week, but L.A. County will continue to take a more cautious approach.(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Read More

California To Lift Indoor Mask Mandate, But Los Angeles Will Not

The county’s goal matches the recommendations issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends that vaccinated people in indoor public settings wear masks when there are 50 or more cases a week for every 100,000 residents; for L.A. County, this would mean 730 cases a day.