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 […]

“Eileen de Villa claimed to be an occupant of my property … then hired the Toronto police service as a third party to come and enforce that act” INNterview with Adam Skelly, owner of Adamson BBQ, on Ontario lockdowns and $187,000 fine

The City of Toronto changed the locks of Adamson BBQ after Dr. de Villa, medical officer of health for the city, invoked section 22 to close the property and fined Skelly $187,000 for 200 police officers deployed for the action. She also stated that she had reasonable beliefs that a communicable disease was present on the property.

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. […]