Number of COVID-related tickets from Montreal police plunged as 2020 ended
Montreal police issued just 16 tickets and general infraction reports for the violation of COVID-19 health regulations between Dec. 28 and Jan. 3 — 337 fewer than the number handed out during a seven-day period just two weeks earlier.
Between Dec. 14 and Dec. 20, Montreal officers issued 353 tickets or infraction reports. That number plummeted to 34 between Dec. 21 and Dec. 27.
The last week of the year saw officers receive 903 complaints concerning alleged violations of health regulations in the form of illegal gatherings or failure to wear a mask. That was 210 more than a week earlier.
Montreal officers also visited more than 500 businesses and homes during the last week of December.
The Sûreté du Québec announced that its officers, who provide law enforcement for much of the province’s regions, had issued 92 tickets or infraction reports regarding health regulation violations between Dec. 28 and Jan. 3. The provincial force said it also issued 682 warnings to individuals while “continuing to raise awareness of citizens and merchants.”