Premier Doug Ford says he “made a mistake” after implementing new restrictions last week that gave police special powers to arbitrarily stop people outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ford held a news conference in Etobicoke Thursday while in isolation after possibly being exposed to COVID-19 earlier this week, after a
The Ontario government has revised the new police powers that initially let officers make random stops to enforce the stay-at-home order. Now, the province said police may stop individuals only if they are suspected of participating in an organized event or social gathering. The government announced the changes Saturday evening.
HAMILTON — A union representing Ontario health-care workers says it will announce “political action” this morning in response to the province potentially extending its emergency powers. The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, a division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, will be making the announcement at Hamilton General Hospital.
Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:00PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:48PM EST TORONTO – Ontario’s top court has affirmed the now-ceded policing powers of the province’s animal welfare agency, striking down a lower court’s ruling that called into question the constitutionality of
TORONTO – The Ontario government is asking the public to weigh in on the idea of allowing nurses to prescribe some medications including contraceptives, immunizations and smoking cessation drugs. The province has asked for public feedback on the changes outlined in a proposal from the College of Nurses of Ontario,
TORONTO – Ontario’s top court is scheduled to hear an appeal Tuesday in a case dealing with the policing powers of the province’s animal welfare agency that has touched off a far-reaching legal debate about private law enforcement in Canada. In a lawsuit filed six years ago, Jeffrey Bogaerts of
Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:41AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 16, 2019 4:28PM EDT TORONTO — Ontario is being alarmist in fighting Ottawa’s carbon pricing law by suggesting the federal government is grabbing new powers that would allow it to regulate when people
OTTAWA — The federal government’s long-awaited announcement Monday of a watchdog to enforce responsible conduct by Canadian companies operating abroad was greeted with disappointment by human-rights advocates. The condemnation was sparked by a decision from International Trade Minister Jim Carr to consult further on the powers of the new
Liam Casey, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:01AM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 3, 2019 6:31PM EST A judge has found the enforcement powers held by Ontario’s private animal welfare agency to be unconstitutional, saying the province must re-write laws governing the organization to remedy the