An end to Montreal Police Ticket Quotas!
Montreal Police Ticket Quotas – An end has come to what everyone has always suspected but could not really prove, that Montreal police were given monthly traffic and parking violation quotas to fulfill – which then went to fill up city coffers. Following orders, police sometimes put more time into setting up traps to catch violators, than answering more important calls.
Previous administrations at Montreal’s City Hall have always denied the rumors, going so far as to say the quotas never existed – but the new administration has confirmed the system does indeed exist.
‘Montreal’s widely loathed quota system for traffic tickets is over!’ Mayor Valerie Plante said in a CTV/Canadian Press report.
In a recent interview, Nathalie Goulet, the city councillor responsible for public security had said, “The police directors, in order to get bonuses, the cops under them had to reach a certain number of tickets…the bonuses used to be as high as eight per cent of a director’s annual salary.” She also said that the city paid a total of $350,000 in bonuses linked to fines handed to motorists in 2016 alone.
Since Plante made the announcement, the Montreal police union has yet to comment and has remained silent to date.