06 June 2020 – Emergency orders extended to support Ontario’s reopening efforts

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: Ontario
Lead People/Agency: Premier Doug Ford, CMOH Dr. David Williams, Ontario justice system

Overview: The Ontario government extended existing emergency orders until June 30, 2020. In addition, the suspension of limitation periods and time periods in the proceedings until September 11, 2020 has also been extended, under s.7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This intends to ensure people will not face legal consequences if the original time requirements of their case are not met while emergency orders are in effect.
Full details here: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/06/ontario-extends-emergency-orders-to-support-its-reopening-efforts.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: Sub-national, Chief Medical Officer of Health
Evidence/Justification: Emergency orders were extended under the advice of Dr. David Williams, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Additionally, the province explains that it is working with courts to ensure operations can safely resume as soon as possible, but these measures are put in place to ensure people will not face legal consequences if time requirements for their case are not met due to emergency orders being in effect.