Government motion 8

42nd Parliament, 2nd Session


Motion moved by Sylvia Jones on

Whereas certain orders made pursuant to section 7.0.2 or section 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act were continued pursuant to section 2 of the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (the Act); and Whereas, pursuant to subsection 8 (1) of the Act, the powers to amend and extend the orders would have expired on July 24, 2021, the first anniversary of the day the orders were continued by the Act, if not extended pursuant to subsection 8 (2) of the Act; and Whereas, pursuant to subsection 8 (2) of the Act, the powers to amend and extend the orders may be extended only by resolution of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario; and Whereas on May 31, 2021, by resolution of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the powers to amend and extend the orders were extended to the end of the day on December 1, 2021; and Whereas the Premier has recommended that the powers to amend and extend the orders be extended further to the end of the day on March 28, 2022; Therefore, the powers to amend and extend the orders referred to in subsection 8 (1) of the Act are extended until the end of the day on March 28, 2022.

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Amendment moved by Lindsey Park on and closure carried on division on

That the motion be amended by adding at the end: “And that the Minister of Health and the Solicitor General shall appear before the Committee of the Whole to respond to questions from Members of the Legislature at least once every 60 days for the time period commencing on the passing of this motion and expiring at the end of the day on March 28, 2022.”

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