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Quebec tax on unvaccinated people: Trudeau speaks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government is reviewing Quebec’s proposal to tax unvaccinated residents with interest, but is awaiting more details on the plan.

The province said Tuesday it would introduce a “significant” financial penalty for those who refuse to receive the vaccine without medical exemption.

Trudeau stressed the importance of getting vaccinated and highlighted steps Ottawa is taking to improve vaccination rates, including implementing a vaccination mandate for the federal workforce and the federally regulated transportation sector. .

This is a developing story. More details to come.