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The SPVM continues to inspect hundreds of Montreal establishments

The SPVM continues to inspect hundreds of Montreal establishments
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Despite the rise of COVID-19 cases across the province of Quebec, it seems many Montrealers continue to break the rules.

Two weeks ago, Montreal police said they received 600 calls from people with concerns and visited 297 schools and performed inspections at 308 other establishments. And just this past weekend, police in the Outaouais region of Quebec reported they handed out fines to 83 international students for $1,000 each after breaking up an Airbnb house party on Saturday night.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there…

The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) released its weekly Twitter update and according to the tweet, the police conducted hundreds of more inspections over the past seven days, including 18 licensed establishments, 67 schools, and 239 "other" locations for public health infractions.

The police say they received 557 calls in total, relating to citizens breaking the rules put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The news comes the same day that 200 gym owners had said they plan to open this week, regardless of official health directives.

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