New statements of offense for Thor Gym de La Tuque
The Thor Gym has received new statements of offense to be in operation although the ministerial decree prohibits it. The owner will dispute the findings.
Share November 11, 2020 3:00 a.m. Updated at 6:26 a.m. Share New statements of offense for Thor Gym de La Tuque
Paule Vermot-Desroches Le Nouvelliste La Tuque – New statements of offense have been issued against Thor Gym in La Tuque, while the owner continues to claim that he has no choice but to keep his business open if he wants to continue to be able to operate and not go bankrupt.
On Monday, the Sûreté du Québec again visited the premises of a business in La Tuque, explains Sergeant Jean-Raphael Drolet of the Sûreté du Québec, and four tickets of $ 1,546 each were issued to the during this intervention.
Gym owner David Alarie confirms he received a new ticket on Monday, but was not sure if any of his clients had any. The SQ emphasizes that all the findings were submitted during the same operation.
For Mr. Alarie, however, this new observation does not change the case. “It costs me a lot to keep the gym alive. If anyone is willing to shell out that amount to help me, I will close without problem. But in the meantime, if I do that, it's bankruptcy, ”explains the one who recently became an owner and who cannot access financial assistance for businesses affected by COVID-19.
Mr. Alarie intends to challenge each of the statements of offense he will receive, with the help of the Entrepreneurs en action du Québec collective, which brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs from all fields in Quebec who are heavily affected by health measures. and who wish to be heard.
” It's not complicated. I will challenge all fines. I win in court or I close my doors ”- David Alarie
“It's not complicated. I will challenge all fines. I win in court or I close my doors ”, indicates the one who regrets that traders such as him, or even restaurateurs and all businesses which are currently closed by sanitary measures are not taken more into consideration.
“Even Public Health cannot agree on the real utility of closing businesses, but Mr. Legault decides that we must remain closed. Well, we are going to discuss it with lawyers whether to go there, ”considers David Alarie.
The Sûreté du Québec recalls that it is acting within the limits of the ministerial decree. It indicates that when a police officer notices a breach, either a business that remains open without having permission or a customer who frequents this business, the police officer first issues a warning. On the other hand, if a recurrence is noted, a statement of offense is then issued.