Montrealer fined $1,000 for flying drone

Julien Gramigna, photographer and co-founder of the company VuDuCiel, was fined $1,000 by Transport Canada for using the drone to take photos of a house for a real estate agent last summer. (ANNE-CAROLINE DESPLANQUES/QMI AGENCY)

Julien Gramigna was flying high this Christmas season, until he got slapped with a $1,000 fine for flying a drone.

“I’m definitely not paying this,” he said. “It’s ridiculous. I didn’t even get a warning.”

Gramigna, a photographer, received the fine from Transport Canada while using the drone to take photos of a house for a real estate agent last summer.

Thierry Lopez, a spokesperson for the Future Shop chain of stores, where drones are currently a hot seller due to falling prices and increasingly accessible technology, found the fine surprising.

“You’re the first to tell me about a fine,” he said. “If it becomes a problem, we’ll definitely inform our customers.”

 

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