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COVID-19: Kingston Police joins other Ont. police forces, will not conduct random stops

Kingston Police force is joining the growing number of Ontario police departments that are refusing to conduct random traffic and pedestrian stops to enforce the latest COVID-19 public safety measures.In the Ford government’s enhance shutdown announcement on Friday, police were granted new powers, which included the ability to stop and ID pedestrians and vehicles. This allowed police to question citizens if their travel is ‘essential’ or not, which sparked serious backlash from the public.


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