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Quebec police hand out more than $55,000 in fines for an illegal gathering

Quebec police hand out more than $55,000 in fines for an illegal gathering
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Quebec provincial police handed out 36 tickets to a group of people in the Laurentians over the weekend, resulting in a total of $55,656 in fines.

According to police, the individuals had gathered in a chalet for a party in Stoneham outside Quebec City Saturday night.

It took officers until about 3 a.m. to identify all the attendees, who they say did not want to cooperate with them.

The SQ says it took two hours to issue each person a $1,546 ticket— most of whom came from outside of the Capitale-Nationale region, which is slated to go from being a designated red zone to an orange zone on Monday.

In addition to the illegal gathering infractions, police also handed out 14 tickets to individuals who “insulted officers” and prevented them from doing their job.

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