Roll Out Vaccine Passport For Summer, Quebec Business Group Says

A major business lobby group is urging the Quebec government to “rapidly” implement a vaccine passport system to regulate who can get into restaurants, stores and events. “Proof of vaccination would make it easier to reopen restaurant dining rooms and hold events that would greatly help the tourism sector with summertime approaching,” said the statement by Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce, which represents around 50,000 businesses in Quebec. It is also pitching the passport system as a way to revive downtown cores around the province by allowing workers to head back to the office and fans to attend sporting events. With the QR code that Quebec will begin distributing on 13MAY to people receiving the vaccine, the federation’s president said the technology is now in place to set up a passport system quickly. Quebec’s public health department is studying the possibility of setting up a passport system along the lines suggested by the federation. A decision isn’t expected for several weeks, Health Minister Christian Dubé said.

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