Canadian women face fines or imprisonment for refusing to quarantine after traveling outside the province

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 Canadian women face fines or imprisonment for refusing to quarantine after traveling outside the province


The 53 year old woman was arrested the night before and jailed on suspicion of violating an administrative order of the public health department, the Royal Newfoundland police confirmed Thursday, according to the Canadian News Agency.

Police Officer James cardigan said the woman did not have self isolation for 14 days, in violation of the local public health protection and promotion act. The police officer talked to the woman and arrested her. Because she failed to comply with the law, she could face a fine of $500 to $2500, or imprisonment for up to six months. However, the head of the Canadian civil liberties Association said that although special measures may be needed to deal with the pandemic, the legal basis for the police remains unclear.

(function() {(window. Slotbydup = window. Slotbydup| []). Push ({ID: u5811557, container: ssp_, async: true});}) (); Michael Bryant, executive director of the association, said: if the police choose to exercise their power in a way that puts public health first, there must be laws that allow them to do so. There are some important constitutional issues to consider, and imprisonment is not necessarily the best solution. In addition, it is not clear whether the self quarantine order of the returned passengers from outside the province is in line with the constitution. Later Friday, the federal government announced that it would begin a 14 day quarantine of travelers returning to Canada. Canadian Vice Premier Fang Huilan novel coronavirus (ChrystiaFreeland) said that forced isolation would be necessary to control the spread of new coronavirus in Canada, and violators would be arrested and fined. Source: Overseas Author: Zhu Fengjie, Leng Xiaoxue, editor in charge: Sheng Yuqing, nbjs10200

If the police choose to exercise their power in a way that puts public health first, there is also a law that allows them to do so, said Michael Bryant, executive director of the association. There are some important constitutional issues to consider, and imprisonment is not necessarily the best solution. In addition, it is not clear whether the self quarantine order of the returned passengers from outside the province is in line with the constitution.

Later Friday, the federal government announced that it would begin a 14 day quarantine of travelers returning to Canada. Canadian Vice Premier Fang Huilan novel coronavirus (ChrystiaFreeland) said that forced isolation would be necessary to control the spread of new coronavirus in Canada, and violators would be arrested and fined.