Following the many illegal gatherings held since Friday evening, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) has set up a security service to enforce the decree in the Outremont and Plateau-Mont-Royal sectors. .
The police intervened in particular in eleven meeting places on Saturday afternoon and early evening after several reports, said SPVM spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils on Sunday.
Of these interventions, nine places were declared in violation of the Public Health decree and the responsible bodies will be the subject of a general violation report submitted to the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) as a legal person.
The SPVM also identified 223 violators of the regulations. They will be subject to a general offense report signed at the DPCP for authorization and which will have the same consequences as a finding of an offense, the spokesperson said.
In addition, 15 tickets for illegal indoor assembly and one ticket for non-compliance with the curfew were also issued on Saturday.
Montreal police officers are present to act in support of the Public Health Department to ensure compliance with the measures put in place to control the spread of COVID-19.