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COVID-19 News

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health as Economy Reopens

From the Government of Ontario -  Today, the Ontario government introduced proposed legislation that, if passed, would give the province the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The proposed legislation is part of the government's plan for the continued safe and gradual reopening of the province once the declaration of emergency ends.

Details about the proposed legislation were provided today by Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones.

Premier Doug Ford to extend emergency COVID-19 powers into next year - Toronto Star

From The Toronto Star - Premier Doug Ford is moving to extend the Progressive Conservative government’s COVID-19 emergency powers past the province’s state of emergency, which expires next week.

The Canadian Press first reported that Solicitor General Sylvia Jones will introduce the potentially controversial legislation on Tuesday.

“It allows us to transition away from the declaration of emergency, which is an important signal to people that we’re on our way out,” Jones told CP’s Shawn Jeffords on Monday.

Notice to the Profession and the Public re Criminal Case Management Appearances and Setting Trial and Preliminary Inquiry Dates (Published July 2, 2020) - Ontario Court of Justice

From the Ontario Court of Justice - This Notice provides a further update regarding court operations in the Ontario Court of Justice, relating to (i) criminal case management appearances; and (ii) setting criminal trial and preliminary inquiry dates.