Quebec vaccine passport takes effect amid widespread support

The Quebec vaccine passport has officially gone into effect from September 1, meaning that all on-site dining patrons at restaurants must now require proof they have received double vaccination. To enter restaurants or bars for indoor or outdoor dining, as well as many other non-essential businesses and services, Quebecers aged 13 and up must show […]

Quebec introducing vaccine passport from September 1 amid fierce debate

Quebec has confirmed it is implementing a vaccine passport system for restaurants, bars, and other non-essential services from the start of September. Premier François Legault announced on August 5 that the province will introduce the system amid rising case numbers and the prospect of more hospitalizations and deaths in the coming weeks. On August 10, […]

Is asking for proof of vaccination the new restaurant normal?

By Tom Nightingale Across Canada, North America, and beyond, the debate around vaccinations has been raging since numerous vaccines became widely available a few months ago. Now, the hottest topic may be proof of vaccination. Much has been made of whether requiring proof of vaccinations — be they so-called “vaccine passports” or other forms of […]

Quebec prepared to mandate vaccination passports for restaurants

Quebec is prepared to implement “vaccination passports” to stop people who aren’t fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from accessing certain non-essential services like restaurants and bars if the province’s situation deteriorates. Provincial health minister Christian Dubé said the move could come as early as September 1 if necessary, but that digital vaccination passports would only be […]

Quebec patios reopen as curfew lifts after nearly 5 months

Dining on Quebec patios can begin again from Friday, May 28 as the province-wide curfew is lifted after nearly five months. Quebec has been under a curfew since Jan. 9 but the province is finally starting to relax measures as the COVID-19 picture continues to improve. From Friday evening, outdoor dining can recommence, albeit with […]

Quebec temporarily caps 3rd-party delivery fees

The province’s government has acted amid a fierce debate across the province and beyond. By Tom Nightingale The Quebec provincial government has unanimously adopted legislation that temporarily caps large-scale third-party delivery fees in the province while indoor dining remains closed. The new temporary law, Bill 87, caps the commissions charged to restaurants by delivery platforms […]