Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Ontario Human Rights Commission issues a policy on human rights obligations during COVID-19

From the Ontario Human Rights Commission: Today the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a policy statement to guide all levels of government to adopt a human rights-based approach to managing policy, legal, regulatory, public health and emergency-related responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more at: http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/our_work/COVID-19

Ontario Government updates on emergency orders for COVID-19 (Update from March 31, 2020)

From the Government of Ontario - Update on March 31 - In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people at home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and emergency orders to April 13. These orders include the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings and events, among others.

Ontario Government - News Release Public Required to Identify Themselves if Charged with Breaching an Emergency Order During the COVID-19 Outbreak

From the Government of Ontario - People who are being charged with an offence under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) will be required to identify themselves if asked by a provincial offences officer, which includes police officers, First Nations constables, special constables and municipal by-law enforcement officers. This temporary power was approved by the Ontario government today through an emergency order to better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak.

Government boosts wage subsidy to 75% for small, medium businesses to avoid layoffs during COVID-19 crisis

From CBC News - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced more help for small and medium-sized businesses to keep employees on the payroll during the COVID-19 crisis, including a 75 per cent wage subsidy and guaranteed interest-free loans.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-covid19-mar27-business-1.5512151