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Bill to make more effectual provision for the preservation of the public health and to establish an effectual system of quarantine, February 25, 1832.
In 1832, in response to pressure from the Québec Immigrants' Society and the prospect of an imminent epidemic, the government of Lower Canada adopted the Act. In accordance with this law, a quarantine station was established on Grosse-Île, on the St. Lawrence River.
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