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Curfews for Youths Under 16 Years are Being Enforced

Ottawa Police officers are placing more emphasis on enforcing the curfew provisions of the Child and Family Services Act.

If you are 16 years of age or under, you are not permitted to hang around (loiter) in a public area (parks, parking lots, schoolyards, sidewalks, bus stop/stations etc) between midnight and 6AM. Under this law, you will be escorted home by police and your parents could receive a warning or a fine up to $1000. Officers use this as one of their enforcement tools in order to encourage more parental responsibility.