Canadian Mom Fined $880 for Letting Grandparents Babysit Kids While She Went Grocery Shopping

"She was charged with violating the Reopening Ontario Act."

A mom who dropped her kids off at their grandparents’ house so she wouldn’t have to drag them into the grocery store during COVID-19 has been fined $880.

Natasha Kohl is a mom of four in Simcoe, Ontario (population 13,922). Last week—on her birthday—she left three of her kids with family members so she could go buy food. Even under Ontario’s lockdown orders, parents are allowed to access childcare.

The National Post reports that when Kohl came back from her shopping trip, her kids were happily eating pizza with their cousins, uncle, and grandparents. Kohl joined them, then she and the kids headed home.

As she was driving away, a cop car turned on its lights and made Kohl pull over. The policeman informed her that there had been complaints about “high traffic” at the grandparents’ house. He handed her a ticket for failing to comply with the Reopening Ontario Act.

A press release from the Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County detachment said, “It was determined that police were contacted after several people were seen at the residence. Officers attending the area subsequently stopped a vehicle seen leaving and conducted an investigation.”

Kohl assumes that some neighbor must have complained about either the kids running around, or the wild craziness of a couple of drop-offs and pick-ups. But since when are cops in the business of turning cranky neighbors’ complaints into $880 fines?

While obtaining or providing childcare is allowed under Ontario’s stay-at-home orders, Derek Rogers, media relations coordinator for the OPP’s west region office, disputed that Kohl was charged for dropping off her kids at their grandparents’ house.

“She was charged with violating the Reopening Ontario Act,” he said.

Oh. That makes things so much clearer.

Look, we are in the middle of a pandemic. Kohl had to quit her job to take care of the kids. Now she’s got no job, no legal way to drop her kids off at her in-laws, and a fine on top if it all. Making it harder for a normal mom to do normal things in an abnormal era isn’t making anyone safer.

Kohl plans to fight the ticket in court. Thankfully, an attorney has offered to represent her for free.

Source: Reason Magazine

  1. ken says

    It should be crystal clear to folks by now how Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and others got power. In all cases it was the pathetic police or an even worse, a pathetic military “following orders”.

    Then you have the neighbor rats trying to score points with the local Stasi or are too stupid to figure out the scam. Probably both. These are the most disgusting folks on the planet. In the days after the tyrant regimes many of these pathetic creatures got their just due.

    1. Mr Reynard says

      Pol Pot ?? Pol Pot would be a Choir Boy as to compare him with Faggot Justine et al ..

      1. ken says

        Well… hopefully you got my point.

    2. Curmudgeon says

      Hitler “got power” because the Reichstag voted to give it to him, fearing another communist coup, after a Dutch communist was found, with KDP members, in the burning Reichstag building.
      Stalin gained power after Lenin died. It was Lenin that created the different secret police agencies and implement snitching on your neighbours, friends, and families.Stalin did a “better” job of using it.
      Our situation is caused by the spineless “scientists” who regurgitate made up nonsense about the Scamdemic, which the lugenpresse then uses to whip the public into a frenzy. Anyone paying attention knows it’s all bullshit. Last year, Manitoba’s newly retired Chief Epidemiologist said the lockdown was insanity, and so was wearing masks. He was disappeared from the news, and so are other “dissenters”.
      Try contacting your MPP/MLA to give them real, factual information, and they will treat you like you are insane. They are all spineless. Our (((owners))) have everything under control.

  2. Voz 0db says

    This news makes it clear that the FIRST action we must take, even before we want to start thinking about a REVOLUTION/CHANGE, is to kill our neighbors.

    The policeman informed her that there had been complaints about “high traffic” at the grandparents’ house.

    1. ken says

      After thinking about it,,, the neighbor thing may not be true. Could be designed to pit neighbor against neighbor AND to increase compliance of these ‘rules’.

      They just love it when we fight each other. Like old school bar fights where the two that started the brawl slip out and watch the melee grinning from ear to ear.

  3. nnn says

    Canada is a one big shit hole

  4. yuri says

    the angloshere haz willingly embraced fascism. emperor gates continues to direct his colonies –canada, UK, NZ, Ireland, the other prisoner island, to improve mental health, education and employment opportunities

  5. spaceboy says

    Spend $100 on groceries, get fined $900. Great way for the State to combat poverty.

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