Community members express concern as retailers in Kahnawake reopen – CBC

Customers flock to reopened tobacco shops

Jun 01, 2020

Retailers in Kahnawake, a Mohawk community south of Montreal, were given the green light to reopen Monday by the community’s government, but some residents feel it’s too soon.

“I don’t feel good about it,” said community member Wahéhshon Shiann Whitebean.

“We could have waited a few more weeks, just to see what the repercussions were of Quebec opening.”

Retailers across the Montreal area reopened May 25.

“Montreal is a couple of minutes away from here and it’s the epicentre of COVID-19 cases in Canada,” said Whitebean.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/kahnawake-retail-tobacco-reopening-1.5594080

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