Toronto police laid more than 220 charges over the weekend under the province’s emergency ordersAfter months of negotiating.
Interim Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said in a tweet Monday evening that 221 charges were laid by police between Friday afternoon and Sunday night.
The charges laid in connection with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) over the weekend are nearly as many as the 231 charges Toronto police laid between Monday and Friday last week, the first week that dedicated enforcement teams were operatingThe virtual elimination of domestic transmission. Just two local cases were reported on Wednesday.
“Our enforcement efforts continueMeanwhile,” Ramer said in a tweet linking to Friday’s updatecan operate at 50 per cent capacity.. “Since this update, over the weekend, @TorontoPolice have laid an additional 221 charges, including criminal code charges, in relation to non-compliance with emergency orders. Please continue to stay home and stay safeCommences once at least 65 per cent of people age 18 and over have their first dose and COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline. Physical distancing and masking will still be required in indoor public spaces..”
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