June 25, 2024

Blueprint for 15-Minute Cities? Quebec Island Plans for ID, QR, and Tourist Tax For People to Move Around


The municipality of Îles-de-la-Madeleine in Quebec plans to implement measures requiring citizens to use identification to move freely, and tourists would be taxed to enter. Residents are concerned about this infringement on their freedom of movement, arguing it goes against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Additionally, tourists must pay a $30 fee to visit the island and obtain an “Archipel Pass” with a QR code, facing fines if they refuse. This initiative has sparked debate among residents and business owners, who worry about its impact on tourism and the island’s economy. Despite the potential revenue stream, some residents are skeptical, citing concerns about overtaxation and the precedent set by COVID policies.

Editor’s Note: Wondering how 15-minute cities work? Here is one experiment to watch out for [Also read 15-Minute Cities: From COVID Lockdowns to Climate Lockdowns].

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