Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Quebec Is Officially Proposing A Law To Restrict Anti-Vax Protests At Schools & Hospitals

Leaders have condemned some anti-vax protest tactics.

Staff Writer
Quebec Is Officially Proposing A Law To Restrict Anti-Vax Protests At Schools & Hospitals

On Thursday, the Quebec government will introduce a new bill at the National Assembly to "regulate anti-vaccine demonstrations near our schools, daycares, hospitals and vaccination clinics," according to Premier François Legault.

"I understand that it is delicate to restrict the right to demonstrate, but frankly, there are limits," Legault wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday morning.

The announcement comes after the premier suggested earlier in the week that his government would move to restrict anti-vaccine protests in front of some public institutions.

Quebec politicians have widely condemned such protest tactics.

Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault will present the bill.

"What is perhaps most shocking to me is to imagine what our nurses must feel when they see [these protests]," the premier wrote.

"At a time when there is a serious shortage of nurses in our health network, we cannot let a handful of radicals make their lives even more difficult."

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.