The Canadian province of Quebec will heavily tax the unvaccinated.
Premier Francois Legault on Tuesday said the unvaccinated will be taxed, however the fee has not been decided.
The tax will be “significant” the premier said.
“I think right now it’s a question of fairness for the 90% of the population who made some sacrifices,” Mr Legault said. “I think we owe them this kind of measure.”
The Canadian province of Quebec, struggling to control the Omicron variant, will impose a new health tax in the coming weeks on those who are not vaccinated against Covid-19.
“We are working on a health contribution for all the adults who are refusing to get vaccinated” because they represent a “financial burden for all Quebecois,” said Quebec Premier Francois Legault.
The 10 percent of Quebecois who have not yet received any vaccine doses must not “harm” the 90 percent who have, he said.
“It is not on all Quebecois to pay for that,” he said during a press conference, specifying that the government of the French-speaking province wanted the tax to represent a “significant amount”.
“I feel this discontent with regard to the unvaccinated minority which, all things considered, clogs our hospitals,” he said.