After hearing complaints from the public during our live broadcast as to why Sault Police Services were not breaking up the rally we reached out for an explanation.
Sault Police Services Communications Manager, Lincoln Louttit, responded via e-mail.
“Officers were on scene to ensure public safety and to ensure the gathering was peaceful in nature. Officers were also on scene investigating the illegal gathering. This investigation is ongoing and we anticipate provincial offence notices (fines,) under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA,) will be issued in the coming days as officers identify organizers and participants,” said Louttit.
“As a reminder, anyone found participating in a gathering that violates the EMCPA can face a minimum fine of $750 and anyone found organizing a gathering that violates the EMCPA can face a minimum fine of $10,000.”
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