Ignorance of the law is ordinarily an invalid defence. But nothing is ordinary about a pandemic.
In other words, educate, educate, educate, inform, warn, then ticket. By all accounts, Ottawa’s enforcement officials are doing the opposite. The point is to achieve compliance with public health goals.
Read about our Ottawa COVID work here:
CCLA to Ottawa: Stop overpolicing during a pandemic
Pandemic policing has taken a punitive turn in Ottawa
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