Ontario walks back new pandemic police powers following widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash. Officers will no longer have the right to stop any pedestrian or driver to ask why they’re out or request their home address, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones […]

Advocacy group calls for quarantine hotel policy to be scrapped

A constitutional rights advocacy group filed an application with Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice against the government’s mandatory quarantine hotel policy. The Canadian Constitution Foundation is calling on the government to scrap the policy, which requires returning travellers from abroad to stay in a federally approved hotel for at least the first three nights of […]