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Commercial establishments (except grocery stores and drugstores)

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All commercial establishments that engage in retail sales of products to the public, except grocery stores and drugstores.

Business hours 
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. From Monday up to and including Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 24 and 31
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. December 26 when it falls on a Saturday or a Sunday
1 p.m. to 9 p.m. December 26 when it falls on a weekday

Days on which the public cannot be admitted

  • January 1
  • Easter Sunday
  • June 24
  • July 1
  • The first Monday in September
  • December 25
  • December 26 before 1 p.m.

Exceptions

  • Food markets (see the exceptions for grocery stores)
  • Food markets (see the exceptions for grocery stores)
  • Drugstores (see the exceptions for drugstores)
  • Tobacco shops
  • Bookstores
  • Restaurants
  • Establishments situated in a cultural or sports centre
  • Establishments situated in a hospital
  • Establishments situated in an airport terminal building
  • Establishments situated in a tourist zone
  • Businesses that mainly offer:
    • artworks;
    • arts and crafts products;
    • flowers or horticultural products;
    • antiques;
    • motor oil and fuel.

Penalties

  • A minimum $1 500 fine for a first offence
  • A minimum $3 000 fine for each repeat offence

When setting the amount of the fine, the court can consider the benefits and income derived from the establishment’s operation.

Contact us
1 866 463-6642

E-mail

Last update: May 18 2020

Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation

© Gouvernement du Québec, 2020

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