Quebec couple receive curfew-violation after wife walks husband on a leash

James Marshall
January 12, 2021

A Quebec woman and her husband were each fined $1,500 (R18,300) after she walked him on a leash at 21:00, an hour after the region's Covid-19 curfew, reported CTV News.

In a freakish incident, a husband and wife in Canada were fined $1500 each after the woman was found "walking" the man on a leash.

The province imposed a curfew starting Saturday and extended an existing lockdown through Feb 8 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, as it worked to speed up a vaccination campaign to counter soaring cases of COVID-19.

For the record, Quebec's dog-walking curfew exception makes no mention of possible human substitutions.

The pair were spotted by police at around 9pm on Saturday night, just a short while after the new rules came into effect.

According to the police account, officers approached two individuals around 9:00 p.m. on January 9 to warn them of the curfew order.

Police across Quebec issued 750 tickets for violations during the first weekend of the curfew.

Amid the recent surge in daily cases and deaths, Quebec Premier Francois Legault implemented a curfew after 8 pm across the city.

On Monday Quebec's premier François Legault called on residents to respect social distancing rules, saying "I know it's hard, but Quebeckers are able to work as a team when necessary".

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