The protests are in response to the passing of Bill 195, the Reopening Ontario Act (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) which suspends many fundamental workplace rights, although the Bill … On July 8, 2020, the Province introduced Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act. Bill 195, The Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Approach to COVID-19) Act, 2020, was introduced at Queen’s Park on July 7. One of the implications of ending the Declared Emergency is to trigger the winding down of a recent exemption to the temporary layoff provisions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the "ESA"). This Bill … This bill ensures that emergency orders that were made under section 7.0.2 or 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) , continue even after the declared emergency ends on July 24, 2020. On July 21, 2020, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 195, the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (“Bill 195”). Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE July 11, 2020 We will ask you to vote on a campaign of action to fight Bill 195 On July 13 at 7:30 p.m,. Bill 195 permits the government to continue to maintain and modify emergency orders made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) for at least a year after the end of the declared emergency , and possibly longer. On Tuesday, July 7th, Ontario’s government introduced Bill 195, the Reopening Ontario Act (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act 2020. The Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed Bill 195 and Bill 197 after they received royal assent on Tuesday despite calls to amend legislation. Bill 195 came into effect on July 24, 2020, allowing almost all orders made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) to continue in force despite the end of the Declaration of Emergency. Bill 195 Meanwhile, Bill 195, or Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, allows the lieutenant governor in council to provide for rules or practices that relate to workplaces or the management of workplaces. The alternative is to simply continue declraing a state of emergency until … At the same time, the official state of emergency, under which such orders had previously been issued, was ended. On July 7, 2020 the Solicitor General tabled Bill 195, the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (“Bill 195”). This omnibus bill includes 20 schedules which amends multiple Acts. On July 24, 2020, Ontario’s Bill 195, which creates a new statute to govern the orders issued in response to COVID-19, came into effect. Bill 195, or Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, continues orders made under sections 7.0.2 and 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) in relation to COVID-19. WHAT IS BILL 195 – REOPENING ONTARIO (A FLEXIBLE RESPONSE TO COVID-19) ACT, 2020? Bill 195, the creatively named Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19 Act)," says ONA President Vicki McKenna, RN, "provides extensive powers … CCLA LIVE COVID-LIBERTY UPDATES CCLA to Ontario MPPs: Resist the Premier’s undemocratic power grab July 10, 2020 The Ontario government is making a grab for more permanent emergency powers while cutting democratic controls On Tuesday, July 7th, Ontario’s government introduced Bill 195, the Reopening Ontario Act (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act 2020. On July 21, 2020, the province of Ontario gave Royal Assent to Bill 195, Re-opening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 ("Bill 195").Bill 195 … Congratulations on great rallies across Ontario on Friday! Although the declared Emergency has ended, almost all orders made under Ontario's Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (" EMPCA ") will remain in effect as orders under Bill 195. The Bill itself enables private for-profit hospitals to expand for the first time since the formalization of the public hospital system in Ontario. Bill 195 is a generally reasonable way to continue an appropriate response to the pandemic without the government maintaining the extraordinary powers granted by a state of emergency indefinitely. In June, a coalition of Ontario unions cited a recent Manitoba decision in claiming Ontario's Bill 124 should be repealed. Under Bill 195, the Ontario Government may amend, extend, or revoke existing emergency orders made under sections 7.0.2 and 7.1 of the EMCPA. An Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament will no longer be sitting as a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus after voting against the party’s proposed COVID-19 recovery omnibus bill. 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