Several important new measures in Ontario
The Ford government called an emergency session of the Legislative Assembly to adopt new measures on Thursday.
The one of them to protect the jobs of workers who have to leave “in case of infectious disease emergency.” Anyone who is under medical investigation, in quarantine or in voluntary isolation, who provides care or support to another person, or who is affected by travel restrictions, is eligible for this new legal protection.
This decision also prevents bosses from requiring a doctor’s note to justify the employee’s absence.
The Ontario government has also temporarily canceled local noise restriction regulations, making it possible now to deliver essential food to grocery stores and pharmacies, among other things, around the clock. “Do your part to relieve supply chain pressure,” Premier Ontario Doug Ford pleaded during his daily update at Queen’s Park on Thursday. Please do not buy in large quantities. ”
All eviction notices for tenants are also on hold until further notice, the Premier announced during the update.
All obligations to renew health cards, driving licenses and stickers for license plates are also suspended.
In addition, a new amendment to the Municipal Emergency Act now allows municipalities to hold their council and committee meetings electronically.