05 May 2020 – Police officers authorised to enforce public health measures

Type of Intervention: Judiciary
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Enforcement actions
Level of Jurisdiction: Newfoundland and Labrador
Lead People/Agency: Dr. John Haggie – NL Health Minister

Overview: The House of Assembly passed Bill 38 amending the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act, authorizing police officers to stop vehicles, enter any premises, and detain people and take them to the border if they are not complying with public health measures
Full details here: https://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/police-cannot-enter-homes-without-warrant-under-bill-38-haggie-446624/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: Government of Newfoundland
Evidence/Justification: Protect the public from COVID19