June 6, 2023

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Curfew, two months later | Still almost 1,000 searches per week

Curfew, two months later |  Still almost 1,000 searches per week

(Quebec) Considered an extraordinary measure, curfew is applied for the eighth week in a row in Quebec.

Caroline Plante
The Canadian Press

However, this measure is still overlooked by the main body of cubers; Police handed out more than 1,000 tickets last week for non-compliance with the curfew.

In fact, for almost two months, the number of tickets is maintained at 1,000 per week.

Curfew – aimed at preventing meetings – is in effect from 8pm to 5am in the red zones and from 9:30pm to 5am in the orange zones.

The only province in Canada to impose a curfew on the population of Quebec.

More specifically, between February 22 and 28, Quebec police forces distributed 1084 tickets, according to the Ministry of Public Safety.

In the last week of February, Sorrento du Quebec (SQ) issued 307 tickets for non-compliance with curfew, including 14 on the Greater Montreal Motorway network.

For the same period, the Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) reported the issuance of 332 tickets, an increase compared to the previous week.

The Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ) has issued 40 tickets, also indicating a 26 increase.

Between February 15 and 21, police issued a total of 1,081 tickets to those who did not respect the curfew.

For comparison, they distributed:

February Between February 8 and 14 1034;

1 between 4 984Is And February 7;

January 1084 between January 25 and 31;

January 1090 between January 18 and 24;

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11 January 11 and 17 between 1429.

This is in addition to the 740 tickets issued on January 9th and 10th when the health measure came into effect.

In total since January 9, there have been 8,526 indictments – along with a $ 1,500 fine – filed by authorities in connection with the curfew.

In addition, various police forces continue to strictly enforce the curfew during school breaks.

The Quebec Police Board of Directors on Monday warned that the man from the Red Zone should continue to respect the curfew until 8pm, even though he is on holiday in the Orange Zone.