Opposition picks holes in government’s ‘confusing’ plan for Christmas


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QUEBEC — With one month to go before Christmas, Quebec’s opposition parties have picked holes in the government’s pandemic Christmas plan, saying it is creating more confusion than clarity with citizens.

And in designating four days where people are allowed to gather, Dec. 24-27, Quebec has overlooked worn-out and stressed frontline health workers who need a break, they said.

“It is total confusion in the government’s communications,” Liberal leader Dominique Anglade told reporters Wednesday on her way into question period. “Quebecers are having trouble following. Everyone is having trouble following this.

“We are in the National Assembly and we are having trouble following what the government is saying. They must clarify their communications and fast.”

“Clearly, it was not public health which planned Christmas,” added Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon. “Clearly, (Premier) François Legault wanted to play Santa Claus instead of acting based on scientific data.