Latest Developments

Québec Premier François Legault announced that all existing restrictions on non-essential economic activity will be in effect until May 4, 2020. In addition, Québec’s Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) has given both the Montréal police and provincial police the power to issue $1,000 fines to individuals who are not following physical distancing measures meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Minister of Economy and Innovation, Pierre Fitzgibbon announced the launch of Panier Bleu (“Blue Basket”), an online initiative introduced by the Government of Québec in collaboration with the business community, to include all businesses and operations in the province in e-commerce.