Brampton issues 22 additional physical distancing fines amid COVID-19 pandemic

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At a June 17 conference, Mayor Patrick Brown discussed additional measures to help cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and provided details on the latest physical distancing fines issued in the City of Brampton.

Today’s conference featured Mayor Patrick Brown, City Councillor Jeff Bowman and Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel.

During the announcement, the mayor further discussed the importance of physical distancing and Councillor Bowman provided details on the reasons behind the latest fines issued within the City of Brampton. 

While various other regions in the province have been allowed to enter Stage 2, the Region of Peel remains in Stage 1.

There are a small number of people in this community who still are failing to observe the bylaws that we put in place to ensure that everybody in this community stays healthy,” said Bowman. 

We need to stop the spread of this disease as quickly as we can.”

According to Bowman, 22 charges were laid last week under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

The charges included one for a non-essential business selling produce in a parking lot, one for a very large gathering at a residence and others for parking lot parties and for a group of people who chose to play soccer in one of the City’s parks.

While last week’s number of complaints in Brampton dropped from 274 to 109 this week, Bowman emphasized the importance of continuing to social-distance. 

You’ve got to ask yourself, is it really worth an $880 fine or worse, is it worth infecting someone else who in turn could infect someone else, who in turn may die from that infection,” said Bowman.

So please, on behalf of the City and on behalf of our bylaw people, follow the rules that are in place to make us safer and healthier.”

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