Province Amends Police Powers Under Stay-at-Home Order

On Friday, the Province of Ontario stated that police officers and other provincial offences enforcement would have the authority to stop individuals, require they provide identification with their home address and explain the purpose for their whereabouts if away from home. In addition, police officers, special constables and First Nation constables would have the authority to stop vehicles to inquire about an individual’s reasons for leaving their home during the Stay-at-Home Order.

Yesterday, the Province of Ontario revised this policy and clarified that police would only be able to stop vehicles or people if they are suspected of participating in an organized public event or social gathering.

OTA will continue to update the membership on the development and implementation of the new policies or amendments regarding the latest Stay-at-Home Order

Scroll to Top