In Quebec a four-week-long curfew has been implemented, which requires residents to stay in their homes from 8pm until 5am. As with all restrictions, there are a few exemptions to the rule – for essential workers who need to travel and also for those who need to walk their dogs. One woman reportedly attempted to use the latter exemption for her own benefit on Saturday evening, shortly after the curfew came into effect. A woman was fined after being stopped on King Street East in Sherbrooke, walking her partner on a leash. They claim the woman told police she was just out “walking her dog.” Isabelle Gendron, of the Sherbrooke Police Department, said: “The couple did not collaborate with the police at all. Statements of violation of the municipal by-law were given to them. The lady affirmed that she would not pay the ticket and even that she would accumulate them. The amount of findings for recidivism can go up to $6,000.”
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I just confirmed with Sherbrooke police that a husband and wife were fined for walking after curfew with the man on a leash. The officer told me her defense was she is allowed to walk a dog after curfew.
— Kelly Greig (@KellyGreig) January 11, 2021