January 27, 2023

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Vaccine passport in supermarkets: Booksellers oppose the move

Vaccine passport in supermarkets: Booksellers oppose the move

The imposition of the vaccine passport in supermarkets from January 24 is causing panic among booksellers.

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Renault-Bray leaders said they were disappointed with the action, which was decreed Thursday by Quebec premier Franకోois Legalt, saying it was unfair and fined for Quebecs.

“The government has misjudged the implications of this policy. It is suitable for small bookstores whose trade offer is limited and limited, “said Blaise Reynolds, president of the Reynolds-Bray Group.

“We have no information about the duration of the measurement. Therefore it is impossible to predict the negative impact on the people and players in the book chain. Therefore we urge the government to stop this action in the book sector,” he added.

By January 24, Quebecars will be required to submit their vaccination passport to access businesses covering more than 1,500 square meters.

Many branches of Renault-Bray have this size. But recent measures have forced these big booksellers to reduce their working hours and restrict access to many of their outlets.

What’s more, there is a risk that these establishments will directly affect Quebec writers, illustrators and publishers, booksellers raised in a press release on Friday.

“In general, there is reason to wonder whether recent measures will have a real impact on health planning. And, if so, will the benefits outweigh the disadvantages arising from the limited access to culture. In our view, the government has not provided any convincing presentation on the matter,” Reynolds-Bray wrote.

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