COVID-19 news

COVID-19 News

COVID-19: Civil liberties group warns of 'unfair and arbitrary' law enforcement as hefty fines across Canada pile up

From the National Post - A civil liberties group is cautioning police and municipal bylaw officers against levelling increasingly draconian fines against people who fail to adhere to social distancing measures, as cities and towns double down on efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Police and bylaw officers across Canada have issued hundreds of fines against people who break social distancing rules, turning unwitting dog walkers into social deviants and sowing confusion over what is acceptable behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario expanding mental health support with BounceBack program

Fom the Welland Tribune - As physical distancing measures continue to help us win the fight against COVID-19, it is important people make sure they are staying mentally well.

One way of staying well mentally is accessing programs available in your community.

The Ontario government has announced an expansion of online and virtual mental health supports, including Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) BounceBack program.

Ontario Attorney General issues emergency order allowing wills and Powers of Attorney to be witnessed virtually

From the Twitter feed of Ontario's Attorney General - In these uncertain times, we have made an emergency order to ensure people who want to get their affairs in order can do so with greater ease by allowing wills and Powers of Attorney to be witnessed virtually.

Read more at: https://twitter.com/douglasdowney/status/1247647376401207296?s=20