Quebec announces "health contribution" tax on unvaccinated adults

Legault said the decision comes as the province continues to see an increase in hospitalizations.

"If you look at what's happening in other countries or other states, everyone is trying to find the solution," he said. "...Right now, these people, they put a very important burden on our health care network. And I think it's normal the majority of the population is asking that there be a consequence." 

Quebec has been hit the hardest of Canada's provinces and territories, according to the nation's government. There have been nearly 93,000 officially reported cases in the province in the last seven days, according to the government's database, and 247 deaths.