Peel Police official stance on vaccination passport enforcement in Mississauga and Brampton
Published September 27, 2021 at 1:54 pm
Contradicting a report from insauga.com on Friday, the Peel Regional Police said they will, indeed, respond to calls that require them to maintain the peace, safety and address any related criminal acts in Brampton and Mississauga.
On Friday, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown told Khaled Iwamura, publisher of insauga.com, that the Peel police chief told him they wouldn’t respond to any COVID-19 calls, as they didn’t have the resources.
“Peel police told me they wouldn’t be enforcing it. I spoke to the chief, and he told me he doesn’t have the resources,” said Brown.
“He’s not going to take people off a gun or gang or domestic assault case to attend to a vaccine certificate issue.”
The police, however, clarified their position in a news release sent out today.
“We are committed to doing our part to keeping our communities safe, and are proud of the ongoing efforts of our members, along with other first responders, in the fight against COVID-19,” said the release.
They said they weren’t conducting compliance checks on the new Provincial regulations.
Since the new requirement for proof of vaccination against COVID-19 came into effect, police said they have received only a few calls regarding the new protocols.
“We will continue to work closely with our municipalities, the Province of Ontario, businesses and the public, to ensure our residents are protected from this virus.”
The police encourage the community to call 9-1-1, should they find themselves involved in an emergency. If the matter is not an emergency, call the non-emergency line at 905-453-2121.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies