General Hospital prepares for COVID-19, Quebec's new dangerous dog law, Quebecers support Indigenous causes

Hadassah Alencar




Special COVID-19 training for General Hospital 

The Jewish General Hospital has been designated as a treatment centre for Coronavirus.

It is one of four Quebec hospitals assigned by the province to handle the outbreak.

The hospital’s new wing called Pavilion opened in 2016. 

It was designed to handle outbreaks such as COVID-19.

Hospital staff in the new wing have received special training.

Quebec's dangerous dog law comes into effect

Dog owners across Quebec are now subject to the province’s new dangerous dog legislation which came into effect on Tuesday..

The legislation is designed to prevent dog attacks and maulings.

Under the new law, veterinarians must report dog bites.

An assessment will follow, to determine if the attacking dog is dangerous. 

If so, the dog may be sterilized, microchipped or in severe cases, euthanized. 

Quebecers support Indigenous causes according to poll

Quebecers continue to  support Indigenous causes even if they don’t like rail blockades. 

That’s according to a new poll from the Canadian Press.

It found that nearly 2 in 3 Quebec respondents felt Indigneous land claims were legitimate.

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are in talks with the federal government to end the standoff. 

Blockade movements across Canada remain in place.