Ford also spoke about the house parties in Brampton over the weekend, including one that was the site of a shooting in the city.
“The full extent of the law needs to be thrown at these people,” the premier said. “What don’t you get, it’s ridiculous…that someone would be reckless and careless, and go out and hold this party.”
“If you have the money to pay for security, you have the money for valet parking, you have the money to extend your fence up in the air, guess what, you have a $100,000 fine and I’d throw everything in the book at you right now.”
Minister of Health Christine Elliott commented on these parties as well, stressing that just because some aspects of the economy are reopening doesn’t mean the pandemic is over and events like this “sets everything back.”
“To have a party of 200 people is completely irresponsible to me,” Elliott said. “For people to do something like this really does a disservice and I would say disrespect for the tremendous work that’s being done by our frontline healthcare workers, and all of the other emergency personnel.”
The premier went on to say that when people are reckless, enforcement of existing measures needs to be evaluated.
“Not only should the homeowner get fined $100,000, every person that’s there should be getting dinged with an $800 fine, at minimum,” Ford said.