A Canadian woman walked her husband on a leash to get around strict curfew rules, but they were caught and fined $1,500 each

A Canadian woman walked her husband on a leash to get around strict curfew rules, but they were caught and fined $1,500 each
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  • A Quebec woman and her husband were each fined $1,500 after she walked him on a leash at 9 p.m., an hour after the region's COVID-19 curfew, reported CTV News.
  • When they were stopped by the police, the woman argued people are allowed to walk dogs on a leash within a kilometer of their homes after 8 p.m., per the rules.
  • The curfew was implemented Saturday night after Quebec reported a surge in COVID-19 cases.

When Francois Legault, premier of Quebec in Canada, implemented an 8 p.m. curfew on January 9 to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the region he may not have expected the great lengths people would go to get around the policy.

A woman was stopped by the police on Saturday night after walking outside of her house at 9 p.m. alongside her husband, who she was walking on a leash.

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According to CTV, the woman argued to police that she was simply following curfew rules which allow dogs to be walked on leashes within one kilometer of their home after 8 p.m.

When the police pointed out her husband isn't a dog, she protested. The two were both issued $1,500 fines for violating the order, which the woman says she will not pay.

As of January 11, Quebec has reported 230,690 cases of COVID-19 and 8,737 deaths, reported CTV.
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