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Quebec health director files police complaint over personal info shared online

The Canadian Press | Jul 31, 2020 17:22

MONTREAL — Quebec's public health director has filed a complaint with provincial police after personal information, including an address, was shared on social media.

Dr. Horacio Arruda submitted information to the police, who will investigate the situation, Quebec's Health Department said in an email on Friday.

The department did not elaborate on the content of the offending social media message but said it deplores such publications, regardless of who they are about.

Quebec provincial police did not confirm or deny that a complaint had been received.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, some social media users have insulted Arruda online when they disagree with measures taken by the Quebec government to stop the potential spread of the novel coronavirus.

In particular, Arruda has been targeted this month over a directive mandating mask-wearing in indoor public spaces across the province.

Hundreds of Quebecers have protested in Quebec City and Montreal, among other places, against that new rule.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 31, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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