Montreal police say the mother who left her baby in a sweltering SUV at the Rockland shopping centre Thursday has been issued a ticket.
The infraction of leaving a child unattended in a car carries a fine of 60 dollars.
Police add that the investigation is ongoing and crown prosecutors, will decide whether criminal charges are also merited.
"For now the investigators do believe that the baby was in the vehicle for about 40 minutes, the mother did receive a ticket for leaving a child under the age of seven years old without surveillance," constable Danny Richer told CJAD.
Passersby who noticed the crying, sweating baby in the vehicle summoned police, who smashed a window to get the child out.
The police department says it filed a complaint with child protection.
The baby is still with his mother.