Premier Doug Ford expressed disappointment in the decision of hundreds of people to descend on Wasaga Beach over the weekend for a car rally.
“I know it’s not realistic but I really wish I could get a hold of their grandparents or their parents or family member and see if they go home and tell them how proud they are that they broke the regulations and the guidelines,” Ford said Monday. “‘And by the way we’re going to put your life in jeopardy, possibly.'”
Ontario has set limits on informal social gatherings of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, and for formal settings of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
Police temporarily closed Wasaga Beach Saturday night to discourage the attendees at the non-sanctioned event.
“Who wants to hurt their own family? Who wants to hurt their own grandparents?” Ford said.
The premier said the offenders are not just young people, but adults, too, under the age of 40.
“We’re going to be on to them… I hope every one of them get a $10,000 fine,” Ford said. “I really do.”