Quebec Premier François Legault introduced a new, expanded cabinet on Thursday, October 20, 2022, a mix of veteran ministers from his party's first mandate and several newly elected members, including the province's first Indigenous cabinet minister.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is increasing across Quebec, but the rise is not as rapid as in previous waves and is not being felt in intensive care units, Health Minister Christian Dubé said on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
As Quebec prepares to launch a provincewide COVID-19 vaccination campaign ahead of a potential new fall wave, it's unclear whether it will be enough to prompt a pandemic-weary public to roll up their sleeves for another booster.
Quebec Premier François Legault says the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Quebec appears to have peaked, allowing him to lift the curfew on Monday, January 17, 2022, that he imposed to protect hospitals from a record surge in infections.
As Quebec officials consider tightening the rules for the unvaccinated, health experts in the province say expanding the vaccine passport system is justified because of the high number of COVID-19 patients in hospital who have refused to be jabbed.