Mosquito and tick bites can transmit various diseases to humans whose consequences can be serious, including the West Nile Virus and Lyme disease. The best way to protect yourself is by following simple protection measures and avoiding being bitten. For more information, see the Protecting Yourself from Mosquito and Tick Bites page.
Swimming, heat and sun are all part of summer in Québec. However, they can cause health problems such as bather dermatitis, heat stroke and sunburn. Some toxic and allergenic plants can also cause hay fever or skin damage that resembles burns. Simple personal protective measures can be applied to avoid such ailments. Read Health Tips for the Summer file for ways to enjoy a healthy season.
The Canadian government tabled Bill C-45 to provide legal access to cannabis on April 2017. The purpose of the bill is to control and regulate the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis in Canada. The Québec Government will prepare a framework bill to guide the implementation of cannabis legalization in Québec. To fuel the process of reflection, Québec Government invites individuals and representatives of organizations to submit their concerns and thoughts. Public consultations will be held in various regions of Québec and online during Summer. For all details, see the Public Consultations section of the Regulation of Cannabis in Québec Website.
Anyone looking for a family doctor can register online to the Family doctor waiting list (GAMF).