The organizer of an anti-mask dance at a Laurentian shopping center on Saturday works as a peace officer in a detention center, which could earn her professionally reprimands.
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Suspecting that one of its employees had taken part in the demonstration, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) is investigating for more information about her presence and her role in organizing the illegal gathering.
On Saturday, around thirty people defied health measures by dancing and singing for a few minutes without masks or physical distancing at Place Rosemère, on the North Shore of Montreal.
The ministry confirmed at Newspaper that Myriam Ouimet, the alleged instigator of the rally, is one of its employees. We say we take the situation seriously and we intend to resort to “the appropriate measures, if necessary. “
According to 98.5 FM, Mme Ouimet also administers the Facebook group “Célibataire et plotiste QC”.
“Group created to promote socialization among people awakened to the COVID scam,” reads the description.
The Union of Peace Officers in Correctional Services in Quebec declined to comment on the event, but recalls that members have “a duty of secrecy.”
“Everything is known, everything can be seen on social networks. Considering our work, we always say [à nos membres] to pay as much attention as possible to what they publish, “said President Mathieu Lavoie.
Code of conduct
A public service employee who does not follow the rules imposed on citizens in the context of the pandemic is breaking the code of conduct, according to University of Ottawa law and management professor Gilles LeVasseur.
“We have to pay attention to our public image, especially on social networks. We have freedom of expression, but it is limited to the impact it can have on our employer, “he explains.
The event organizer will also receive three tickets of $ 1,500 each, reports the Régie intermunicipale de police Thérèse-De Blainville.