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Quebec's high-stakes plan to reopen

Quebec’s premier says the COVID-19 crisis is under control outside long term care facilities. Is it? But will his controversial plan to begin reopening the province spark wider spread of the virus?
Quebec Premier Francois Legault shows a graphic relating to COVID-19 deaths during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)
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Quebec's premier, François Legault, has announced a plan to reopen the province in May, and he says the province's COVID-19 crisis is now under control — at least, outside long term care facilities.

But is it really under control? And will reopening the province trigger deeper community transmission of the virus? 

CBC Montreal's Kate McKenna and Jonathan Montpetit join us to talk about what's happening in the epicentre of Canada's coronavirus pandemic.

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