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You Can Still Walk Your Dog During Curfew In Quebec... But Don't Go Too Far

Guilbault announced an exception for people walking their dog.
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You Can Still Walk Your Dog During Curfew In Quebec... But Don't Go Too Far

Concerned dog owners across the province can rest easy as the government confirmed on Thursday that they'll be able to walk their dogs during the curfew hours in Quebec that begins on January 9. 

You can take your dog out to do its business and go for a quick walk around the neighbourhood but keep in mind you won't be able to go too far. 

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It will be possible to go out after 8 p.m. within an area of one kilometre around your residence for the dog's needs.

Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault

Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault stressed that those walking their dog need to be sure to stay within one kilometre of their residence if they leave the house after 8 p.m.

Without a valid reason for being outside, you could be given a ticket between $1,000 and $6,000. 

"Police officers are used to using their judgement and discernment in the application of laws and rules," Guilbault underlined.

"The idea isn't to go after people or be more suspicious than necessary."

Guilbault also hopes that people don't simply find excuses or a way to get around this law if they want to be outside past 8 p.m.

Quebec's curfew goes into effect on January 9, 2021 and lasts from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

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