Enforcement

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On March 31, City Council approved the Brampton COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law to help protect the health and safety of residents. Individuals not adhering to physical distancing regulation can be fined a minimum of $500 and maximum of up to $100,000 for each offence.

Complaints and Proactive Investigations

As of September 15


September 8 - 14Total for 2020
Complaints1535,318
Proactive Investigations38838,824
Total
44,142



September 8 - 14Total for 2020
Warnings291,395
Charges65743


Reason for Charges

  • charges laid under the face covering by-law
  • charges for failing to comply with order, under the Reopening Ontario Act

Enforcement Approach

The decision to issue a summons or offence notice is at the discretion of the investigating Officer. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the investigation an officer may choose any of the following enforcement steps:

  • Educating the public (when Officer attends location in person)
  • Verbal warnings
  • Zero tolerance approach for reckless disregard for the community
  • Escalating the matter to Peel Regional Police if required
  • Issuing a written Notice of Non-Compliance for violations under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act or the Emergency Measures By-Law
  • Charges for violations under By-law ranges from $750 to $100,000 depending on the nature of the offence

On March 31, City Council approved the Brampton COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law to help protect the health and safety of residents. Individuals not adhering to physical distancing regulation can be fined a minimum of $500 and maximum of up to $100,000 for each offence.

Complaints and Proactive Investigations

As of September 15


September 8 - 14Total for 2020
Complaints1535,318
Proactive Investigations38838,824
Total
44,142



September 8 - 14Total for 2020
Warnings291,395
Charges65743


Reason for Charges

  • charges laid under the face covering by-law
  • charges for failing to comply with order, under the Reopening Ontario Act

Enforcement Approach

The decision to issue a summons or offence notice is at the discretion of the investigating Officer. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the investigation an officer may choose any of the following enforcement steps:

  • Educating the public (when Officer attends location in person)
  • Verbal warnings
  • Zero tolerance approach for reckless disregard for the community
  • Escalating the matter to Peel Regional Police if required
  • Issuing a written Notice of Non-Compliance for violations under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act or the Emergency Measures By-Law
  • Charges for violations under By-law ranges from $750 to $100,000 depending on the nature of the offence