#NorthBay; #Ontario; #Canada; #Florida; #Canada; #OPP; #Covid19; #SelfIsolate
North Bay (Ontario), Jul 15 (Canadian-Media): A senior couple from Florida, United States (US) has been charged by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for not self-isolating after entering Canada, said OPP, media reports said.
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OPP had been alerted on July 9 by Public Health Agency of Canada to do a compliance check under the Quarantine Act in East Ferris Towns, east of North Bay, Ontario.
Upon going to North Bay, OPP found that the senior couple 68-year-old and 70-year-old from Florida U.S. had entered Canada in Fort Erie July 3 and had not followed with the mandatory 14-day self-isolation requirement upon entering Canada.
The couple had been charged with failure to comply with Section 58 of the Quarantine Act, which puts limitations and conditions on entrance into Canada, said Staff Sgt. William McMullen and added it's concerning to hear of people not following the rules.
"Especially when the people are travelling from very high risk areas," he said.
Florida had recorded more than 15,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday which broke the record for the highest daily increase in the U.S.
"So it's a great concern and we obviously take those concerns very seriously. In this circumstance, we deemed it appropriate to lay the appropriate charges," said McMullen.
The couple was also each issued a Provincial Offence Notice that includes a fine of $1,000, and if convicted , the maximum penalty would be $750,000 and/or six months in prison.
The couple's self-isolation is being strictly monitored by The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.
This is the first case dealt with by the health unit where individuals have not self isolated, said Ashley Lengyel, public health nurse.
Administrative orders, sanctions against American Bankers Florida Gen Insurance Co. & Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
#Montreal; #Quebec; #AdministrativePenalty; #Max+Protectionproduct
Montreal, Jul 6 (Canadian-Media): The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) made an order and imposed administrative penalty on American Bankers Florida General Insurance Company ( "American Bankers"), as well as imposing an administrative penalty against Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. ("Costco"), media reports said.
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AMF ordered American Bankers to stop distributing the Max + Protection product, until the company complies with the legislative provisions governing distribution without a representative , if it wishes to continue distributing this product.
The Authority also imposed an administrative penalty of $ 100,000 on American Bankers for having sold the Max + Protection product through distributors, without sending the Authority the related distribution guide and the name and the address of the distributors.
The determination of the penalty was based on the number of policies issued and the amount of premiums received by American Bankers between May 2017 and February 2018.
In addition, depending on the number of policies sold and the commissions received by Costco, the Authority imposed an administrative penalty of $ 50,000 on the Costco for having sold the Max + Protection product from American Bankers without first giving consumers a related distribution guide.
Max + Protection is a product offered by American Bankers which, in addition to extending the manufacturer's warranty against manufacturing defects, notably protects new mobile phones against damage caused by a liquid or by a fall from the device.
Due to the nature of the protections offered, Max + Protection constitutes an insurance product that can be offered for distribution without a representative.
Max + Protection was offered in Costco warehouses in Quebec since May 2017.
#Quebec; #CSC; #Contraband; #UnlicensedItems; #Safety&Security
Quebec, Jul 2 (Canadian-Media): The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) seized on June 17, 2020 a package containing contraband and unauthorized items at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum security institution, CSC reports said.
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The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 290.2 grams of hashish, 50.2 grams of cannabis concentrate, 22 grams of tobacco and a cellular phone worth approximately $63,957.
A number of tools are used by the CSC to prevent drugs from entering its institutions including scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.
CSC helps ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone by its heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions.
Working in partnership with the police, enables CSC to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.
A complete smoking ban was introduced by CSC in 2008 in all federal correctional institutions
A telephone tip line has been set up by CSC for all federal institutions to help receive additional information about activities related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.
The toll-free number, 1‑866‑780‑3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.