02 April 2020 – Cities must obtain authorisation from National Director of Public Health before declaring a state of emergency

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Local Government
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Quebec
Lead People/Agency: Health and social services minister (Danielle McCann)

Overview: Health administration authorization for cities declaration of state of health emergency ; Extension of authorized and priority activities list; Suspension of auctions for tax payment default
Full details here: https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/sante-services-sociaux/publications-adm/lois-reglements/AM_numero_2020-014.pdf?1585915528

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat