Quebec gives police legal tools to enter homes quickly to stop gatherings during COVID-19 | CBC News

Quebec gives police legal tools to enter homes quickly to stop gatherings during COVID-19 | CBC News
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Quebec Premier François Legault says the negligence of a few means the province has to crack down on public health rules in red zones in an effort to curb the rising spread of COVID-19.

“Lives are at stake. We want to keep our children in schools,” Legault said. “We also want to protect our health network.”

Aside from exceptions such as a visiting caregiver, the premier said people who host gatherings or parties are violating the law and the police will be able to issue fines on the spot.

New regulations for homeowners, protesters

If a homeowner does not comply when the police ask to enter the home, Legault said, officers will be able to obtain a warrant by telephone. He said warrants will be issued quickly, using a virtual system in collaboration with the Crown.

He referred to…



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