900, rue De La Gauchetière
Montréal ( Québec) H5A 1E4
The Weinstein 2020 conference secretariat and organizers cannot be held liable for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property incurred by conference participants and accompanying persons during the Weinstein 2020 Conference or directly arising from it. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.
Upon request, the secretariat of the Weinstein 2020 conference will send a letter of invitation. The letter is meant only to confirm the name, dates, location and purpose of the conference so that the participant can obtain a visa or travel funds and in no way represents a commitment to the participant on the part of the organizing committee.
Visitors are not covered by Canadian health insurance plans. Check with your personal medical plan before leaving your home country to ensure you have adequate travel insurance.
Average temperatures in Montréal during the month of May generally range from 8°C to 17°C (46,0 à 62,0 °F).
The currency used is the Canadian dollar.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and at foreign currency exchange offices either at the airport or at locations throughout the city.
Bank debit or credit cards are the most convenient means of getting cash at the many automatic teller machines (ATMs). ATMs are found throughout the city and accept cards with the Interac, Plus and Cirrus networks. Most are in operation 24/7.
Most businesses accept U.S. currency and travelers cheques as well as major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).
There is a 5% goods and services tax (GST) in effect in Canada and a 9.975% provincial sales tax (PST) in the province of Québec, for a combined sales tax of 14.975%. These taxes apply to most items and are not refundable. An additional 3.5% is also applicable on hotel accommodation.
The electrical current is the same as in the United States: 110 volts AC at 60Hz. Adapters are required for electrical devices from other countries.
Montréal is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (-0500 GMT). Daylight Savings Time (DST) is in effect from 2:00 a.m. on March 12, 2020, until 2:00 a.m. on November 5, 2020.
On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act and a number of supporting regulations and ministerial orders came into force, legalizing and strictly regulating the sale, possession and production of cannabis in Canada.
Cannabis is now legal in Canada. However, the legalization of cannabis in Canada does not change Canada’s border rules. Taking cannabis or any product containing cannabis into Canada is illegal and can result in serious criminal penalties both at home and abroad.
if you’re planning a visit south of the border, you should know that having cannabis in your possession is prohibited by law in the United States. And while several states have legalized cannabis, the product remains a controlled substance under federal law. So, be sure your bags and vehicle don’t contain cannabis in any form before heading off to explore Maine’s fine sand beaches or the beautiful views from Interstate 20, which you can travel all the way to California. The same applies if you take a plane. At Trudeau airport, you will find amnesty boxes for disposing any cannabis products you may have on you before going through U.S. customs.