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Public Notice - Municipal Enforcement Unit Update - Stay at Home Order

NOTICE - Amended Provincial “Stay at Home “ Order
Recently the Provincial government announced new restrictions for Ontarians and increased police powers under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), stating that police, special constables, by-law and other law enforcement agencies withhold the right to stop individuals and motorists who are not at home.
As an operation, Municipal Enforcement Unit officers will continue to take a measured approach to enforcement, applying the order equitably and legally to ensure we continue to support public health unit guidelines while maintaining public trust.
Our officers will not be engaging be conducting random vehicle stops and WILL NOT be stopping individuals arbitrarily.
Enforcement will continue to be complaint-driven and proactive, with the goal of gaining compliance. Our actions will focus on those individuals who overtly put others in danger and citizens who refuse to comply will be charged appropriately.
Our enforcement efforts will continue as they have since the beginning of the pandemic, with a focus in engagement, education, and enforcement with a commitment to INTEGRITY in EDUCATION of the COMMUNITY.
We understand the frustration and stress that these events are causing for the public and we ask, kindly, for your patience as we navigate through this lockdown together.
Complaints may be directed to MEU via email or telephone.
All emergencies should continue to bedirected to 9-1-1.
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