Health tax to be imposed on unvaccinated Canadians
The area has seen more deaths from the virus than anywhere else in the country.
It is still struggling with a surge in cases.
According to the latest data around 12.8% of Quebec residents are unvaccinated – they make up nearly a third of all hospital cases.
The fee imposed on unvaccinated residents is expected to be significant, according to Premier Francois Legault.
He said that those who have not received their first dose of vaccine will have to pay a “contribution” towards their healthcare.
“I think right now it’s a question of fairness for the 90% of the population who made some sacrifices,” Mr Legault added.
“I think we owe them this kind of measure.”
The province has also announced plans to demand proof of vaccination in order for residents to shop in government cannabis and liquor stores.
Greece has also imposed fines on the unvaccinated, and has announced plans to make Covid vaccinations mandatory for people aged 60 and over.
Fines of €100 (£85) will be imposed at monthly intervals from mid-January on those who refuse, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.
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