February came, but it didn’t change much for returning travelers. Despite the announcement from Ottawa last week, the federal government has not yet given a date for the implementation of the proposed major measures.
The Trudeau government is continuing to work on the measures announced by the Prime Minister on Friday. From Thursday, the federal government says if international traffic is concentrated at four airports, including Montreal-Trudeau, several details will need to be addressed before setting up a mandatory screening test and hotel accommodation at the expense of passengers.
Jean-Yves Duclos, Chairman of the Board of the Treasury, said: [des voyageurs] In three days [de la quarantaine].
Staff should be recruited and trained to look after passengers and hotels should be identified. Hotelleri Quebec, an association of about 600 hotel companies, said it had not yet called for tenders and that Ottawa had not yet applied for accommodation.
So the new measures may not come into force in mid-February. Something to get relief from “Snow Birds” thinking of coming back home.
List of exceptions coming soon
The federal government also wants to set standards for required travel. Those who travel to attend the funeral of a dying loved one or to a funeral do not, for example, have to stay in a hotel.
Black Cubacos and NDP believe these measures are inadequate because they do not prevent all unnecessary travel.
“All that has changed is that those who want to go south must now buy their tickets from an American company,” lamented Black member Christina Michad on Monday.
“Why is the Prime Minister not stopping unnecessary flights from Canada?” Asked NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.
The government justifies itself and answers that the measures put forward are “among the toughest in the world”.
According to Ottawa, the federal government is calling on Quebec to better monitor passenger detention. Sorrento du Quebec can distribute crime statements from Monday to individuals who do not respect their quarantine period with a fine of at least $ 1,000 plus costs 500.