The Quebec City Trucker Convoy Resulted In 170 Tickets & 3 Arrests

72 tickets for Highway Safety Code violations, 50 for infractions concerning municipal by-laws, and 48 parking tickets

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The Quebec City Trucker Convoy Resulted In 170 Tickets & 3 Arrests

The Quebec City trucker convoy has left the capital and it looks like at least some participants are taking tickets home with them. Police released their summary of the protest on Monday, February 7.

In total, the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) said 170 tickets were issued: 72 for violations of the Highway Safety Code, 50 for infractions concerning municipal by-laws, and 48 parking tickets.

Police also made three arrests, all on Saturday, February 5.

One vehicle was towed.

The SPVQ did not specify whether all tickets went to protest participants, specifically. It also did not identify the individuals who were subject to arrests.

At a Monday press conference, SPVQ Director Denis Turcotte and Assistant Director André Turcotte said the police force had been in contact with convoy organizers and that the protest had gone as they had planned.

Convoys from at least three different Quebec regions began converging on the capital on Friday, February 4, in support of the Ottawa trucker convoy and in protest of provincial COVID-19 measures and vaccination requirements.

Quebec City police set a 5 p.m. deadline on Sunday for protestors to clear vehicles from "prohibited locations" or face tickets and towing. By 5:30 p.m. the same evening, police said all stopped vehicles had moved.

Meanwhile, the trucker convoy protest drags on in Ottawa, where, on Sunday, Mayor Jim Watson declared a state of emergency.

Ottawa police have begun a crackdown, threatening to arrest anyone who gives protestors gas or other "material support."

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.
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