Ontario government alters new, temporary COVID-19 police powers after widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash. Officers will … Read More

COVID-19: Ontario’s temporary increased police powers raise concerns about random stops, carding

As the Ontario government moves to temporarily enact stronger powers for police officers to enforce emergency COVID-19 orders, community members, advocates and opposition politicians are raising concerns about the authority … Read More

Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions include increased police powers, restricting gatherings

The Ontario government has unveiled several new COVID-19 restrictions aimed at curbing record-high cases in the province, including increased police powers, provincial border checkpoints and restricting outdoor gatherings. Premier Doug … Read More

Too fast, too soon? How we’ll know whether Ontario reopened at the right time

Just over a week into the reopening of Ontario’s economy after months of lockdown over COVID-19, there is an eagerness to see if the moves made were the right ones. … Read More

State of emergency: How different levels of government can respond to coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across Canada, some governments have declared a state of emergency. Premier Doug Ford formally declared a state of emergency for Ontario on … Read More

Coronavirus: State of emergency doesn’t mean LCBO, Beer Store, Ontario Cannabis Store are closed

A state of emergency has been called in Ontario in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but premier Doug Ford says many places will remain open, including grocery stores, convenience … Read More