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Quebec actor fired from spokesman position for avoiding COVID vaccine

Well-known Quebec actor and film producer Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge announced last week that his relationship with Hyundai-Canada has ended in wake of his decision not to be vaccinated for the time being.

Lemay-Thivierge made the announcement in a video posted on his Facebook page. He has said he won't be vaccinated until a Quebec-made vaccine, by the company Medicago, is approved.

"It is not without emotion that I announce to you, for the reasons which you can guess well, that the relationship which I have had for almost 13 years with the Hyundai company is coming to an end today," he said.

The actor thanked the company for "all these beautiful years, and I wish them the greatest success in the world."

On Thursday, Montreal-based newspaper La Presse broke the story that Lemay-Thivierge won't be directing episodes of police television drama "District 31" this fall because he refuses to get two injections of the COVID-19 vaccine.

He also hosts the new show Chanteurs masqués on the TVA television network. On Friday, he posted a different video in which he defended himself and said he's respecting public health rules.

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