Brampton mayor says settlement charges were laid after party broke up with 200 people


BRAMPTON, Ont. – Police west of Toronto said status officers hosted a house party attended by up to 200 people on Saturday night.Peel Regional Police said revelers in Brampton, Ont., Were in violation of provincial emergency orders passed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Region of Peel remains in Stage 2 of the plan to reopen the province, limiting gatherings to a maximum of 10 people with physical distancing in effect.

Police said residents of the surrounding area called to report the holiday just before 10 p.m. and status officers arrived at the scene about an hour later.

They say it took another hour to clear the party.

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Police said they did not lay criminal charges and officials for the City of Brampton did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether regulations officers issued tickets .

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But Mayor Patrick Brown said in a tweet that the owners face regulatory charges.

“The case is going to court,” he said. “The maximum penalty is $ 100,000. Reckless behavior costs money. ”

Const. Kyle Villers called the incident “disheartening”.

“It shows the total disregard for the health and well-being of everyone in Brampton,” he said. “Throwing a party with so many people giving the state of the world with COVID-19 is a ripe opportunity for another epidemic.”

Villers said that it only takes one person to show symptoms for hundreds of cases to come forward, affecting the community as a whole.

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–With a Global News file

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