DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY ENDS TOMORROW!!!! BUT EMERGENCY ORDERS REMAIN IN EFFECT. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR TOMORROW, JULY 24, 2020.

Per the Ontario government's new Bill 195, enacting the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, which will come into force on July 24, 2020, the  the declared state of emergency in Ontario ends. 

However, this new legislation: 

●  continues emergency orders in effect under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (the "EMCPA") for an initial 30 days;

●   allows the Lieutenant Governor in Council (or a Minister to whom the power is delegated) to further extend these orders for up to 30 days at a time, as required;

●  allows the Lieutenant Governor in Council to amend certain emergency orders continued under the EMCPA if the amendment relates to:

 labour redeployment or workplace and management rules;

○ closure of places and spaces or regulation of how businesses and establishments can be open to provide goods or services in a safe manner;

○ compliance with public health advice; or

○ rules related to gatherings and organized public events;

●  does not allow new emergency orders to be created;

●  allows emergency orders to be rescinded when it is safe to do so; and

●  limits the ability to extend and amend orders to one year, unless extended by the legislature. 


Thank you for reading this - Ryan O'Neill, Jason Ward of WARDS LAWYERS PC.

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