Federal Politics Disobeying the COVID-19 emergency law could cost you $100,000 and one year in jail

Article Link: https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2020/03/31/disobeying-the-covid-19-emergency-law-could-cost-you-100000-and-one-year-in-jail.html

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Stay home or pay up. Scofflaws who ignore the Ontario government’s order to stay out of recreational facilities, such as playgrounds, basketball courts, and dog parks, risk fines ranging from $750 up to $100,000 and one year in jail. Anyone charged will have to identify themselves if asked by a police officer, special constable, First Nations constable or a municipal bylaw enforcement officer. Failure to do so could result in a fine. That’s according to the strict legislation used by Premier Doug Ford in a bid to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, invoked during the pandemic, the penalties for disobeying an emergency order can be severe.