The Canadian Press
Peel Region pledges fines for businesses who violate public health rules
TORONTO — Businesses in a prominent Ontario COVID-19 hot spot may face steep fines in the weeks ahead if they ignore rules meant to keep the virus from spreading further afield, the region’s top doctor announced Saturday as the province posted yet another single-day record for new cases.
Dr. Lawrence Loh, chief medical officer of health for Peel Region, said businesses could be fined up to $5,000 a day for flouting public health protocols, warning that workplace outbreaks are driving case counts higher.
Loh issued the