Quebec will reportedly end its covid vaccine passport program on March 14th after ‘Freedom Truckers’ effectively shut down the Canadian capital for weeks to protest the sweeping mandates.
“We are withdrawing it gradually as we learn to live with the virus,” Christian Dubé, the province’s public health minister, told reporters in Quebec City.
The health minister did warn the province could reinstate proof of vaccination against the novel coronavirus if necessary. He also recommended people keep their passports on their phones.
The move comes one day after Premier François Legault said he would meet with public health officials to discuss whether the province’s vaccine passport system should remain in use.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday the proof-of-vaccination mandate in his province will be lifted as of March. Alberta and Saskatchewan have already ended similar requirements, while the Manitoba government also plans to lift its own system next month.
When asked if Quebec had plans to lift its mask mandate, the interim director of the province’s public health department said Tuesday it was too soon to do that.
Read the full report here.