Quebec curfew

Coronavirus: Quebec reopens non-essential businesses but curfew maintained

Coronavirus: Quebec reopens non-essential businesses but curfew maintained

Quebec Premier François Legault announced the loosening of some COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday as the number of hospitalizations and daily cases decreases. The situation has improved in recent weeks,” Legault said. “I want to thank you for that but we have to remain very careful. “We can only lift …

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Coronavirus: Quebec Superiour Court rules in favour of curfew exemption for homeless – Montreal

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A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled that people experiencing homelessness must be exempt from the province’s curfew rules, put in place to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Justice Chantal Masse thus granted a safeguard order to suspend the curfew for the homeless until Feb. 5. Under …

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Ease lockdown rules in Quebec regions with few COVID-19 cases, mayors say

Ease lockdown rules in Quebec regions with few COVID-19 cases, mayors say

Mayors in regions of Quebec where the COVID-19 infection rate is low are calling on health authorities to ease restrictions after they are set to expire Feb. 8. Marc Parent, the mayor of Rimouski, Que., about 540 kilometres northeast of Montreal, said his region shouldn’t be treated like Montreal, …

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Demonstrators call for end to Quebec’s curfew as advocates ask Superior Court to exempt homeless – Montreal

Demonstrators call for end to Quebec’s curfew as advocates ask Superior Court to exempt homeless - Montreal

Around a dozen activists mounted a protest Sunday morning in front of the Montreal office of Quebec Premier François Legault against the province’s nightly curfew, put in place earlier in January to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Claiming the fines of up to $6,000 only punish poor people who cannot …

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Montreal mayor disappointed with premier’s refusal to grant curfew exemption to homeless – Montreal

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Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said, she’s saddened by the Legault government’s refusal to exempt people experiencing homelessness from the provincewide curfew. Plante made the comment during an executive committee meeting Wednesday morning. The month-long curfew, in which Quebecers are asked to stay home between the hours of 8 p.m. …

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Too early to credit curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases in Quebec, health experts say

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Health authorities in Quebec have reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for four consecutive days — almost two weeks since the imposition of a provincewide curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Premier François Legault has suggested the drop in cases may be the result of the …

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Coronavirus: Montreal mayor calls on premier to exempt homeless from COVID-19 curfew – Montreal

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Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is calling on the Quebec government to exempt homeless people from the provincewide curfew which was put in place to curb the transmission of COVID-19. Plante made the request Tuesday, following the death of a homeless man Sunday morning. Raphael Napa André, a 51-year-old Innu …

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Coroner investigating death of Montreal homeless man found inside portable toilet

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The Quebec coroner’s office is investigating the death of a 51-year-old homeless man in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood over the weekend. Raphael André’s body was discovered inside a portable toilet in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 17, near the Open Door, a drop-in centre that provides services to …

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Open during curfew: Montreal pediatric hospitals urge parents not to wait to seek emergency care – Montreal

Open during curfew: Montreal pediatric hospitals urge parents not to wait to seek emergency care - Montreal

Officials at Montreal’s pediatric hospitals are urging parents not to hesitate to bring their children to the ER if they’re in need of an emergency medical consultation, even if it’s between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m — when Quebec’s COVID-19 curfew is in effect. “We want …

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West Island family who received curfew tickets argue they should’ve been considered exceptions

West Island family who received curfew tickets argue they should’ve been considered exceptions

A Montreal family that was on their way back from New Brunswick says they were unfairly given over three thousand dollars in tickets on the first night of Quebec’s COVID-19 curfew. Quebecers are no longer allowed to be outside between 8pm and 5am, but there are a few exceptions. …

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