Hosts of 200-person Brampton party should face full extent of the law: Ford


Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the hosts of a Brampton, Ont., house party that had upwards of 200 people in attendance over the weekend need to face the ``full extent of the law.''

Ford was asked about the party, which was broken up by Peel Region bylaw officers Saturday night, at a news conference Monday.

He called the hosts and guests ``a bunch of yahoos.''

Peel Regional Police said Sunday that partygoers were violating provincial emergency orders enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The region remains in Stage 2 of the province's reopening plan, limiting gatherings to a maximum of 10 people with physical distancing in effect.

Ford said he would ``throw everything and the kitchen sink'' at the party hosts in terms of penalty, including a $100,000 fine under the province's Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.