Heli et al
Here’s a link for ontario and the fourth graph down usually s how’s the regional stats
/ under demographics and cases by location.
Colleges and universities in montreal region are shut down. Same for restaurants and bars ( not just peeler bars like us hypocrites in Ontario are targeting)
Have to say I have been off with my mid late September closing of schools In Ontario but in fairness to my large ego, most English public schools didn’t start till the 14tnth so we will see what next week or two brings. Guessing ontario will follow with restaurants after thanksgiving is out of the way and that they are just trying to prolong the death Nell for a good chunk of downtown business, that and retail stores. They close and they will be closed till early summer ( if lucky) and that would beyond disastrous in financial terms. I think retail sales at Christmas account for over 70% of annual income! It’s not just the stores but the entire supply chain, trucks, folks who decorate the stores, student jobs, cleaning, .. even snow removal services would be cut down for empty malls. Loss in tax revenue would also be huge and would even include hit to revenue to utility companies its because if no one is in the stores, you don’t need lights or as much heat, gas tax revenues would also tank.
No it’s not the death rate that’s important here, but financial impact to the nation and it’s citizens. Yes I know death isn’t fun and I am trying hard to stay above ground but the big threat with very far ranging changes will come from the financial hit.