As part of their annual holiday lockdown, Quebec is once again introducing a whole slew of new restrictions, including effectively banning the unvaccinated from attending church services on Christmas.
Even though lockdowns, vaccine mandates, mask mandates, social distancing, etc., have had no or negligible effects at stopping COVID-19, Premier Francois Legault is steadfast in his commitment to making his people miserable and doing the same thing over and over again with no end in sight.
“In this fight that we are waging, it’s not enough to just get vaccinated,” Legault asserted Thursday during a news conference.
Now, he says that the province needs to start preventing large gatherings… again. Because it worked so well last time?
As part of the government’s plan, schools are to remain closed until January 10, ensuring students cannot converse with their peers in person, and private gatherings are to be reduced to 10 people indoors and 20 outdoors.
Stores are also being instructed to reduce their capacity, as are weddings and funerals, which can no longer permit more than 25 people without requiring vaccine passports — because science.
Not satisfied with the destruction his government has caused in the restaurant industry, Legault also requires restaurants to cut their capacity by 50 per cent. Moreover, patrons must stay seated and remain masked unless putting food or drink in their mouths.
No dancing for New Year’s Eve!
However, the most unambiguously discriminatory policy is levied against the religious, with places of worship being forced to reduce capacity by 50 per cent, and the unvaccinated will not be able to attend. Period.
If this policy sounds familiar, it’s because Quebec enforced almost the exact same thing in December of last year.
Indeed, on December 27, 2020, police were sent to break up an ‘illegal’ church gathering after they discovered that over 25 people dared to pray in a place of worship.
Back then, people probably didn’t think it could get any worse. But now, with the vaccine, we may see police literally checking churchgoers’ papers as they pray for an end to this insanity.