Quebecers pay tribute to the victims of COVID-19
11 March 2021
Today was the National day of remembrance for victims of COVID-19 in Quebec, one year to the day after the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus epidemic had become a global pandemic.
To commemorate the victims and to show solidarity with their families, a ceremony was held on the forecourt of the Parliament Building in the presence of bereaved families and representatives of priority services.
Also taking part in the commemoration were Quebec Premier François Legault, Quebec Lieutenant-Governor J. Michel Doyon, the President of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, and the President of the Canadian Council of Churches. Michel Doyon, President of the National Assembly François Paradis, Official Opposition Leader Dominique Anglade, Second Opposition Co-Spokespersons Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, Quebec Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault, Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé Minister of Higher Education, Danielle McCann, Minister responsible for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, Minister of Health and Social Services, Lionel Carmant, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Dominique Savoie, National Director of Public Health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, and former Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Yvan Gendron
Several symbolic gestures were made on the occasion of this national day of commemoration.
To learn more about the ceremony, click here.