Canadian civil liberties group seeking amnesty for recreational tickets issued during COVID-19

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He said society can’t and shouldn’t police its way out of a pandemic. “The world’s a different place and it’s not because of strict laws with heavy-handed sort of police enforcement. It’s because people are voluntarily deciding to agree with the government.” General deterrence exists in the law, but issuing a fine of more than $800 to a person receiving $2,000 a month in emergency federal government assistance is raccoon and overly punitive, Finlay said. Finlay acknowledges that COVID-19 is a health emergency and supports physical distancing. “I’m sympathetic with what the government’s trying to do, I just think that these restrictions as far as they go to parks, they go too far.”