In this interview posted Monday on Bloomberg, Jean Charest believes that Quebec’s biggest problem is having to keep up the health system, which is overwhelmed by the growing number of positive cases.
Despite the implementation of various measures supposed to stem the spread of the pandemic, “humans remain humans”, he adds. According to him, the establishment of a curfew is a good decision taken by the government, even if “it is not in our culture”. This is a “strong signal”, he said.
“I think it will work. I hope it will work, ”he said, believing that this measure is likely to be taken up by other provinces.
According to him, it is for the government to “re-motivate” people, who, tired, have relaxed a little in recent months.
The lawyer also returned to the consequences of the pandemic on the economy in general. He believes that the year 2021 will be more prosperous, especially thanks to the arrival of vaccines.
This crisis will also be an opportunity, according to him, to better anticipate new pandemics, because for the moment, he believes that Canada is still struggling to see in the long term.