Though he made clear he couldn't present a timeline and that his decisions will depend on the advice he gets from public health authorities, he said he imagines that at that point "we'll be able to start to have home visits."
He further stated that this turning point could come in "a certain number of weeks."
As for relaxing restrictions in Montreal, which is still in the red zone, Legault said he also hopes "to be able to announce good news" once older Quebecers are vaccinated, which he tentatively suggested could be in "a big month," again underlining that he can't announce a date.
What did Dr. Arruda have to say?
Asked when he expected to relax measures, National Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda gave a slightly more concrete response, saying he thought "Easter is too soon."
He also suggested that the lifting of health rules will be a gradual process and that some rules could persist longer than others.
"Even if we have made reductions [in measures]," he said, "it is very important to respect the progress of the reductions and [...] the instructions if we don't want to go backwards."
Legault finished his initial remarks by rallying Quebecers to push forward just a bit longer.
"We must continue all our efforts in the coming weeks," he said.
"Today, it is important to recognize the systemic racism against First Nations and Inuit within the health and social services network in order to put in place structuring actions to promote a more egalitarian and fairer relationship between these communities and nurses," said a statement by Luc Mathieu, president of the OIIQ.
The organization said that, after Echaquan's death, it made a "firm commitment" to prevent similar acts of racism by health care providers, as well as to rebuild trust with Indigenous communities to ensure they get the safe medical care they are entitled to.
In order to strengthen nurses' knowledge on Indigenous relations in health care, the OIIQ said it tasked its education committee with evaluating nurses' initial training in intercultural relations and cultural safety for First Nations and Inuit patients.
The organization also said it is taking necessary steps to implement continuing education activities for nurses on the same topics.
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.
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.