A recent story has brought an old Ontario law to light, one that you might not even know exists.
It surfaced when two kids were picked up by OPP in Perth County as they were out biking at 1:30am…because they were past curfew. But it wasn’t a curfew set out by their parents…it was a provincial wide one.
According to the Child & Family Services Act, “children under the age of 16 cannot be in a public place or place of public entertainment between midnight and 6 a.m. without a responsible adult present. Children found breaking curfew may be apprehended without a warrant and taken home or to a place of safety.”
The legislation helps to cut down on petty crime committed overnight.
Careful kids…they’re watching!