In the video, Dubé walks into the frame with a serious expression on his face. He starts smiling as he points to the ground, making a circle with his thumb and index finger — a nod to a TikTok challenge involving the same hand signal.
The account, which amassed over 500,000 followers since its first video last December, is run by three senior citizen influencers and the Quebec government. It's part of a campaign to "encourage the youth" to get COVID-19 vaccines and it's making use of TikTok — or, as it's called in @restepepe's bio: "TicTac."
The survey broke down "achieving one's goals" into two personality types: "doers" and "dreamers." 43% of Quebecers considered "themselves to be equal parts 'dreamers' and 'doers,'" the spokesperson said.
"Quebecers are notably the most likely to consider themselves 'doers' across Canada, nearly 8% more than Ontarians," according to the survey.
And Quebecers have the hustle to back it up, apparently.
The survey results showed "nearly 3 in 4 Quebecers (72%) say they are almost always successful in achieving the goals they set for themselves."
While 85% of Quebecers are guided by their life goals, "many do not feel they have the right plans, supports, mindsets and resources to achieve them."
They are also "also less likely to identify procrastination (27%) and fear of failure (19%) as psychological barriers, compared to 38% and 28% of Ontarians respectively."
"The survey findings revealed that despite a turbulent 15 months, Canadians still have big dreams and goals they want to achieve," Marie-Pierre Leclerc, vice president at belairdirect, said in a press release.
The government plans to deploy a vaccine passport system only "once the possibility of having access to two doses of a vaccine has been offered to the entire Quebec population aged 12 and over," according to a Thursday press release.
The target date for that benchmark is September 1.
Moreover, it would only be used if there's a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the province — or, as the Ministry of Health puts it, "only if there is a deterioration or change in the epidemiological situation in a given territory that would justify its use."
The idea is that the vaccine passport would give Quebec an option other than simply locking down non-essential sectors again.
What activities could require a vaccine passport in Quebec?
In its press release, the Ministry of Health listed a number of non-essential services for which a vaccine passport could be required.
These include activities it identified as "high risk" ("gyms, team sports, bars, restaurants, etc."), as well as "moderate or low-risk activities involving a larger number of people," like festivals and sports games.
The vaccine passport would not be required for essential services.
In a statement, Dubé called the current state of infections in the province "encouraging," but said officials are "closely monitoring the emergence and spread of variants."
The passport, he added, would enable fully vaccinated Quebecers to maintain some level of normalcy.
"In the event of a further increase in cases, with the deployment of a vaccine passport, adequately protected individuals will be able to continue with their daily activities, and the economy and public sectors will be able to remain open," Dubé said.
The ministry encouraged Quebecers aged 12 and over to get their second vaccine doses this summer.
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In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak this fall, rather than closing some non-essential services altogether, Dubé said access to high-risk activities like bars, gyms and contact sports would only be permitted for Quebecers who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The health minister also said that in the event of a future outbreak, Quebecers who have received two doses will be able to continue living their lives "normally."
"Those who refuse to get vaccinated, I have often told them it's their right," Dubé said.
"But they need to know, in the case of an outbreak or transmission in their area, they risk having to [self] isolate, having to get tested, or not having access to certain activities."