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Quebec to impose health tax on unvaccinated Canadians

 
 
Reply Wed 12 Jan, 2022 09:23 am
Quebec to impose health tax on unvaccinated Canadians



The Canadian province of Quebec will charge a health tax to residents who are not vaccinated against Covid-19.

Quebec, which has seen the highest number of Covid-related deaths in Canada, is currently struggling with a surge in cases.

On Tuesday, the premier announced that it would be the first in the nation to financially penalise the unvaccinated.

Only about 15% of Quebec residents are not vaccinated, but they make up about half of all hospital cases.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59960689
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jan, 2022 09:32 am
@bobsal u1553115,
Read that earlier today, sounds fair enough.
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jan, 2022 09:33 am
They're considering it. Much backlash, as you can imagine. But Quebec always does what it wants without any interference or criticism from the Feds. Any other province would have been slammed.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jan, 2022 10:07 am
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

They're considering it. Much backlash, as you can imagine. But Quebec always does what it wants without any interference or criticism from the Feds. Any other province would have been slammed.


I agree with it. If I watch a movie, I buy a ticket.

If I had to leave the US, I'd go to Montreal gladly.
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jan, 2022 10:19 am
@bobsal u1553115,
I don't know if they can do that, legally, which is what they're looking into. Will it survive a constitutional challenge? They really should have done their homework before making this announcement.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jan, 2022 10:23 am
@Mame,
In the US we can mandate insurance coverage for risky pursuits, driver's liability insurance, for example.

The law need to be changed to allow for this in the next emergency when people decide to opt out for riskier behaviors than than the recommended strategy.
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jan, 2022 01:42 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
So now Trudeau is considering a national tax of the same sort. Will wait to see what happens in Quebec before he decides.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jan, 2022 03:44 pm
@Mame,
He's pretty shrewd. He must have some indication he can pull it off.
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jan, 2022 06:43 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
You think Trudeau is shrewd? That's not how we see him, with all his faux pax at home and missteps on the international stage. He has lost Canada a lot of international and North American cred. Just because there isn't a viable alternative (either within his own party or the opposition) doesn't give him a 'by'.
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