Montreal Police Gave Out Over 180 Tickets For Curfew Violators This Weekend
Quebec's first weekend with a curfew has come to a close and we're getting our first look at what compliance was like across the province.
In Montreal, police say they gave 185 tickets to curfew violators between January 9 and 10.
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Données #COVID19 | Du 4 au 10 janvier, le #SPVM a reçu 800 appels en lien avec l'application du décret de la Santé… https://t.co/W6Jp4IWaB6— Police Montréal (@Police Montréal) 1610378608.0
The SPVM also received 800 calls related to public health rules.
That's down from 903 in the previous seven-day period.
At least 84 of those tickets for non-compliance with the curfew come from its first night.
On Sunday, the SPVM additionally reported that its officers had carried out "several interventions to assist people in a situation of homelessness" but had not given out tickets in those cases.
While Premier Legault has said he expects homeless Quebecers to be inside during curfew hours (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.), Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault claimed that police would focus on assisting, rather than fining, homeless people.
Fines for curfew non-compliance can range from $1,000 to $6,000.