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 […]

Toronto, Peel enter grey zone

Toronto and Peel regions entered the grey-lockdown zone of the province’s colour-coded framework today, with the stay-at-home order expiring. Retail stores can now reopen with a 25% indoor capacity limit. Many businesses, however, will remain closed, including all personal care businesses and gyms. Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people are also permitted once again. […]