Ontario just gave police new powers to enforce social distancing

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Police officers in Ontario have been given temporary powers to enforce rules surrounding social distancing enacted by the government to help slow the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus.

Under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), police, First Nations constables, special constables and municipal by-law enforcement officers have been given authority to enforce special measures while the province remains in a state of emergency until at least April 14.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Blogto , https://www.blogto.com/

Article Written By:  Lisa Power

Original Article Posted on:  April 01, 2020

Link to Original Article:  https://www.blogto.com/city/2020/04/ontario-police-new-powers-enforce-social-distancing/