"With all the efforts [...] how is it that there are so many new cases every day?"
Premier François Legault
"Why? Why with all the efforts we have been making, particularly in the past two weeks [...] with the schools closed, with most businesses closed, how is it that there are so many new cases every day?"
His answer is that the virus is spreading predominantly due to private gatherings in people's homes.
According to Legault, "a lot of people," among them vulnerable and elderly people, were infected in their own homes and ended up at the hospital.
This is the reason, he explained, for the "shock therapy" measures he proceeded to put in place "in order to reduce the number of visits in homes."
According to provincial data, "living and care environments" are where the second-highest proportion of outbreaks — 33.6% — occur.
The data shows that the highest proportion of active outbreaks — 48.9% — occur in work environments.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.
"Overall, the City of Montreal saw 990 $1 million–plus residential real estate transactions," including condos, attached and single-family homes, "in the first half of 2021, an increase of 112% from the same period in 2020," the report states.
Though sales in $2 to $4 million homes in Montreal rose by 138%, sales in $1 to $2 million homes made up the largest share of sales overall, with 807 Montreal properties sold in the first half of 2021, Sotheby's says.
Sales in properties over $4 million more than doubled between 2020 and 2021 — just six were sold in the first half of 2020, compared to the 14 properties sold in the same period in 2021.
The report said that according to the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers, on average, selling a residential property in Montreal during the first quarter of 2021 took approximately 44 days, compared to the 68 it took to sell a home less than a year prior.
Chief Delorme said the Cowessess First Nation began searching for the unmarked graves using ground-penetrating radar on June 2, after years of survival stories about the "school" were exchanged by members of the First Nation community.