Ontario Extends Emergency Orders Until July 29, 2020

The Ontario government has extended the declaration of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to July 24, 2020. The government first declared a state of emergency in relation to COVID-19 on March 17, 2020.

The Ontario government further announced that they are extending the emergency orders that are currently in force to July 29, 2020. For the full list of orders, see here. Penalties for not following the legislation include fines and jail time.

On July 7, 2020, Ontario also introduced the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020  that would, if passed, enable certain measures to remain in place to address COVID-19 once the provincial declaration of emergency has ended. 

For general information about the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, see this resource put together by the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC).

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