Dozens of $1,550 fines issued on the primary evening of Quebec’s COVID curfew

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Police departments across Quebec issued dozens of $1,550 fines because the province’s curfew, which aims to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases, went into impact Saturday evening.

In Montreal, the provisional rely of infractions stood at 17 after a bunch of individuals have been ticketed for protesting close to the Mont-Royal métro station, stated police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils.

In Quebec Metropolis, about twenty folks protesting in entrance of the Musée de la civilisation have been fined. A few of them have been detained after refusing to establish themselves, stated Quebec Metropolis police spokesperson Étienne Doyon.

In Sherbrooke, the police division confirmed dozen folks taking part in a protest towards public well being measures have been additionally ticketed.

The price of an infraction, which totalled $1,546 in 2020, has elevated to $1,550: $1,000 for the tremendous itself and an addition $550 in administrative charges.

For its half, the Sûreté du Québec confirmed that fines have been problem issued throughout curfew protests on its territory. Spokesperson Marie-Michèle Moore stated a breakdown of the infractions shall be made public through the week.