The premier of the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec announced Tuesday that adult residents who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will be charged a financial penalty. Premier Francois Legault said not getting vaccinated leads to consequences for the health care system and not all Quebecers should pay for that. He said the levy will apply only to people who do not qualify for medical exemptions. It is the first time a government in Canada has announced a financial penalty for people who refuse to be vaccinated in the pandemic. Legault said the amount of the penalty hasn’t been decided, but will be “significant.” More details will be released at a later date. He said about 10% of adults in Quebec are unvaccinated, but they represent about 50% of intensive care patients.