The move on Friday from the Ontario Government brought nearly immediate promises of a legal challenge. "Every individual who is required to provide a police officer or other provincial offences officer with information shall promptly comply".
He adds the NDP will continue to fight to replace Doug Ford's police state with public health measures to save Ontario.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, increasingly under fire for mishandling the province's pandemic response, on Friday gave police the authority to stop anyone driving or walking to ask them to explain their reason for leaving home, and ticket them if in breach of the rules.
Juni says the main factor missing from the new restrictions is paid sick leave. This, paired with more contagious variants of COVID-19, is especially concerning because we know one of the direct determinants of spread is how much people move around.
On Friday, Premier Ford announced sweeping new powers for Police in Ontario to stop people and vehicles as part of trimming back the spread of COVID-19 in the province.
The report also says that the province should "immediately" allocate as many vaccine doses as possible to hotspot neighbourhoods, vulnerable populations and essential workers.
However, the government's attempt to partially walk back the measures has spurred more criticism, as there have been no announcements of new strategies that advocates were hoping for. We'll be closing all non-essnetial construction.
However, despite the pivot most recreational amenities do remain off limits, including park benches, basketball courts, tennis courts and soccer and baseball fields, and anyone found using them could be issued a $750 fine. We're reducing capacity in big box retail even further to 25%.
It said that the Ford government needs to focus on "public health guidance that works" and that means "Ontarians can't gather indoors with people from outside their household" but can spend time with each other outdoors, where the risk of transmissions is extremely low. "We're setting up checkpoints at all interprovincial borders", he said.
"We're now facing the devastating consequences of COVID variants that entered Canada through our borders at the start of this year. So outdoor space is not 100 per cent safe, but it's much safer if you do the right thing outdoors, and it just didn't make any sense to close playgrounds in this situation", Juni said.
It's a question of health, both physical and mental, said Mark Kalbfleisch, of Oshawa, Ont., who started the petition.
Keeping people safely connected.
Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious-diseases expert with the University Health Network, called the outdoor restrictions misguided and said people should be encouraged to be outside.
Canada's labour code dictates that workers can take five unpaid sick days per year, and that federally-controlled employers must offer at least three days of paid sick leave a year.