Government Updates and Emergency Measures

City of Toronto News Releases

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Emergency Measures Tracking

Can public gatherings be held? Who has to self-isolate? How much physical distancing is required? Which businesses are deemed essential? Get caught up on the latest guidelines with these sources:

Legal Supports and Resources

Civil Liberties

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is keeping an eye on impacts of COVID-19 measures on civil liberties, human rights, and democratic freedoms. It wants to hear from anyone fined for COVID-related offences. 

Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act: Resource & Open Letter

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) has created a resource for its community on citizens' rights and responsibilities under the EMCPA.

BLAC has also written an open letter to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police regarding the EMCPA.

“While we at BLAC understand and support the need for emergency measures, particularly given the unprecedented nature of COVID-19, BLAC is deeply concerned about the potential for some of the measures to result in the further criminalization of racialized and marginalized people, specifically Black people.” 
– Ruth Goba, Executive Director, BLAC



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