Charges laid after non-essential Oakville business found to still be operating


Multiple charges have been laid against an Oakville business deemed non-essential.

On Tuesday, March 31, officers responded to complaints about a business in Oakville being open despite the provincial order to close.

Police also received complaints that the business was selling vapour products to minors.

Following an investigation, the following charges were laid:

  • Part III Summons - Sell Vapour products to a person that is less than 19 years (two counts)
  • Part 1 (Provincial Offence Notices) - Sell Vapour products to a person that is less than 19 years (two counts)

The business owner was also issued a warning for the offence of “Failing to Comply with an Order Made During a Declared Emergency.”

While voluntary compliance to the guidelines laid out by the provincial government is preferred, police have been provided the authority under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to issue fines to individuals and businesses that choose to defy the Act,” police say.

Residents are reminded that they can voice concerns about a possible offence under the Act by calling police at 905-825-4747.

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