Man fined by Oak Bay police for breaking Canada’s quarantine rules during COVID-19

Man fined by Oak Bay police for breaking Canada's quarantine rules during COVID-19
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Oak Bay police say a man was issued a fine on Oct. 31, 2020 for failing to quarantine.

Oak Bay police say a man was fined on Halloween for violating Canada’s Quarantine Act. 

According to Oak Bay Police Chief Ray Bernoties, the man failed to quarantine after returning to Canada from another country.

Bernoties said police had received the information about the man a few days before he was fined, but they had to investigate before issuing the fine.

“In another case, our investigation showed that the person had quarantined elsewhere,” Bernoties said.

The man received a $1,000 fine plus 15 per cent victim surcharge, for a total of $1,150.

Under the Quarantine Act, both Canadians and foreigners entering Canada must quarantine for 14 days, unless they get a special exemption.

Also this weekend, Saanich police issued a $2,300 fine to the host of a Halloween party where approximately 30 people had gathered.

With files from CBC


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