Car patrols, fire trucks and church bell sirens in Quebec will sound at 8pm on December 24.
“It’s a simple gesture, it costs nothing, but, honestly, it makes sense to those who hear the message. They have the impression that we are examining them,” Mayor Regis LaBeoum said Monday.
The head of the SPVQ, the director of the fire service and the Archbishop of Quebec all agreed to the meeting to pay tribute to the workers who have been at the forefront since the outbreak and who will be there during the holidays.
“We are very proud to be a part of this Thanksgiving Symphony. It’s a way to thank these people who work year-round to serve others, especially during this epidemic, “said Cardinal Gerald Cyprian Lacroix.
The work of health workers, CHSLD employees, those in grocery stores, police, firefighters, bus drivers, road workers, 911 or 311 was highlighted by Mayor Lobim.
Police vehicles on the road stop for a minute and activate the flashing lights and sirens if they do not answer the call. RTC buses take a break at 8 pm to transmit the identity message.
Sparks on the NHL
In another vein, the good-natured atmosphere that prevailed at the last city council meeting on Monday evening quickly deteriorated, when Mayor rejected a proposal from Councilor Jean Rousseau.
The latter requested the support of the mayor and prime minister Legalt, urging NHL governors to try to persuade the capital to consider the health bubble, although the concept of a bubble is not the essence of the present. Everything in the NHL’s boxes to resume operations on January 13th.
The mayor accused councilors of looking for votes and unnecessarily trying to “create hope”, clearly ruling that the project was unlikely to succeed.
“Please, Mr. Russo … I know it’s election year, but it’s not worth it to be ridiculous. We do not put the time, money or effort into it,” Mr. Lobim replied.