Media Release

December 21, 2020

Charge laid under COVID-19 provincial regulations


On Friday, December 18, an event organizer was charged by Chatham-Kent bylaw enforcement officials for holding an organized event in excess of 50 persons under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.

  1. (1) Subject to subsection (2) and sections 2 to 5, no person shall attend,

(a)  an organized public event of more than,

(i)  50 people if the event is held indoors, or

(ii)  100 people if the event is held outdoors;

The charge, which carries a minimum fine of $10,000, was laid in connection to an event held in the Dresden area.

The charges stem from a complaint received regarding the planned event.

No further information concerning the incident will be released.


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