Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Education, Finance/Economy, Health, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: Ontario
Lead People/Agency: Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, Premier Doug Ford
Overview: The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders currently in force, made under s.7.0.2(4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to July 22, 2020. The government intends to extend emergency orders to align with its Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Approach to COVID-19) Act, 2020, if this legislation is passed. This proposed legislation is part of the government’s plan to reopen Ontario in a cautious manner, recognizing the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, even after emergency orders are lifted. If passed, the legislation would allow easing of restrictions where appropriate while maintaining certain tools to address the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/07/ontario-extends-emergency-orders-1.html
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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: Sub-national, provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health
Evidence/Justification: The decision to extend emergency orders was made in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Government officials cited maintaining flexibility to protect public health and safety as the reason for the extension.