MEMBER UPDATE: April 14, 5:00PM

Ontario Extends Emergency Order Another 28 days

On the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s advice with the approval of the Ontario legislature, the Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act another 28 days. The extension of the provincial declaration of emergency allows Ontario to continue to enforce current emergency orders. A full list of emergency orders can be found on the e-Laws website under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

The legislature also passed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Protection Act to amend the Education Act, Planning Act, Development Charges Act, Police Services Act and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act.

The government is making it possible to suspend certain municipal planning decision timelines during the state of emergency, and change the Development Charges Act to ensure municipalities can continue to count on a vital source of revenue that helps pay for local growth-related infrastructure, such as roads, water and sewers as well as fire and police services.

For more information, please reach out to our member support team at member.support@onpha.org. ONPHA also holds regular calls with providers through our ONPHA Exchange initiative. If you want to join these calls and discuss how the emergency order affects you, our member support team can help.