When it comes to weather in Quebec, we know it can be a little all over the place. This week, la belle province is going to see the four seasons in seven days in Quebec as MétéoMédia predicts temperatures of 40 C in some areas and a chance of snow in others.
"At the beginning of the week, over southern Quebec, temperatures will reach 35, or even 40, due to a very present humidex. However, this will be short-lived, as a system will pass over the province on Tuesday. Behind the cold front, temperatures will drop and the contrast will be well felt," MétéoMédia claimed.
"This temperature contrast will be most pronounced for areas a little further north. There could be snow in some areas, such as Fermont." In Fermont, it will be only two degrees on Wednesday night and four degrees during the day.
The sudden drop in temperature could lead to severe thunderstorms and wind gusts of up to 60 km/h on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, 20 to 30 mm of rain are expected in Montreal and Sherbrooke until Thursday evening.
While there's a myriad of possible reasons as to why Trudeau is ahead in the province, his handling of the pandemic could be the biggest. Among the Quebecers polled, 46% believed that health care is the most pressing issue in the upcoming election and 53% said the current prime minister "has performed well on pandemic management."
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"We, the undersigned, demand that the Government of Quebec publicly reject, as of now, the idea of a mandatory vaccination passport and that it commit itself to do like the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has done, that is to say, prohibit the obligation to present a vaccination passport in order to attend certain events and practice certain activities," the petition states.
Samson, a former Coalition Avenir Québec member who switched sides in June, held a press conference about the petition alongside Conservative Party of Quebec leader Eric Duhaime on August 12. They explained that the party had already collected 133,000 signatures on a previous petition that did not meet the criteria of the National Assembly.
"We reviewed the wording [...] So we're going to ask these hundreds of thousands of people to re-sign their petition on the National Assembly website, and we're going to invite Quebecers who don't agree with the vaccine passport to come forward as well," Samson said.
The petition, which was posted to the National Assembly website on August 12, had garnered more than 75,000 signatures at the time this article was published.
Mary Simon's approval rating is lower in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada, a poll released Wednesday showed, because the new governor general can't speak French.
An Angus Reid Institute poll of 2,049 Canadians found only 49% of Quebecers approve of her appointment compared to 74% of respondents in the rest of the country.
"Despite being from Nunavik (the Inuit homeland in Northern Quebec), and having been awarded the [province's] highest distinction, many Quebecers remain unconvinced Mary Simon is the best choice for governor general due to her lack of fluency in French," stated the Angus Reid Institute.
"Support is cleaved along linguistic divides in the only majority Francophone province in Canada," it continued, as only 40% of Quebecers whose first language is French approve of her appointment compared to 81% of English speakers.
Though Simon, the country's first Indigenous governor general, is not currently fluent in French, she has promised to learn, Angus Reid stated.