A public inquiry is needed to determine why the province has Canada’s worst pandemic record, Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon says. He wants an independent inquiry similar to that announced by Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Andy Riga has more in today’s live blog, along with the rest of the day’s COVID-19 news. Read it here.
In Quebec news
Additional March break restrictions in the works
With two cases of the South-African COVID-19 virus variant detected in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Premier François Legault said Tuesday that additional health restrictions for the looming March break season are in the works. Read the full report.
Parents express disappointment
Parents react to Quebec ruling against homeschooling option during the pandemic. Read the full report.
All COVID-19 samples to be screened for variants
As early as next week, Quebec will start screening all positive COVID-19 samples in the province for the mutation that is common to the three more transmissible variants that have originated in England, South Africa and Brazil. Read the full report.