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New laws in 2021

New laws in 2021
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Parc Jean-Drapeau will no longer be able to have late-night festivals at the park in 2021. The city of St Lambert came to an agreement.The agreement stipulates that from May 1 to the first Monday in September of each year, there may not be more than 19 days reserved for holding major events, including a maximum of 15 days between July 1 and the first Monday in September. The following will be considered major events: ‘77 Montreal shows, Heavy MTL, Osheaga, Lasso, and IleSoniq, as well as any other events attended by more than 20,000 spectators.

 

Say BYE to plastics
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021. Make companies accountable for their plastic waste and support job-creating innovation & promote affordable safe alternatives.

Free pharmacy consultations 
Quebec Public Health Minister Christian Dubé announced as of Jan 25th some pharmacy consultations will be free, this means those who need to pay to extend or adjust their prescriptions or consult currently pay the pharmacists to do so, will be free of charge. This will help with minor health issues. 

Vape flavors will no longer exist in Quebec
Although This has not yet been confirmed, Quebec's Ministry of Health and Social Services is thinking of banning vape flavors except the original tobacco flavor and all vape nicotine juice can only contain a maximum of 20MG.  DETAILS 

Hydro-Québec announced rate increase
Starting April 1st, 2021 expect to pay more on your electricity bill. Hydro Quebec announced electricity rates will increase by 1.3 percent, which Hydro-Québec says is “equal to the change in the Quebec Consumer Price Index” over the past year.

Hydro Quebec will also continue to “provide relief measures” and they’re extending the moratorium on service interruptions until March 31st so no customers will have their power cut off.

Minimum wage is going up
The Quebec government announced that minimum wage would be increasing by $0.40 per hour as of May 2021, bringing Quebec's minimum wage to $13.50 per hour.

 

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