Since last week masks were only mandatory in one suburb, Cote-Saint-Luc. As of today Montreal Commuters will be asked to wear a mask. The new rule will apply to anyone over the age of 12 who is taking a bus, commuter train or the Metro. For children younger than that, wearing a mask is strongly recommended by the province, but not mandatory.
Cote-Saint-Luc is now giving fines for those who do not follow the bylaws fines could go from over 100 to 500 dollars.
Wearing a mask will be mandatory in public places closed throughout Quebec from Saturday, July 18, announced the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, this Monday.
Merchants will be responsible for driving back any customer without a face cover. If they fail to accommodate people not wearing a mask, they will face a fine of $ 1,000 to $ 6,000.
As of this Monday, you must wear a mask on public transportation, throughout Quebec. This obligation will extend on July 18 to all closed public places: shops, supermarkets, shopping centers, cinemas, restaurants, bars, libraries, etc.
Quebec imposes this measure in time for the weekend marking the start of the construction vacation. This period will represent the largest movement of people between regions of Quebec since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.