‘This is changing hour by hour, day by day’: Premier Doug Ford declares state of emergency in Ontario

Article Link: https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2020/03/17/premier-doug-ford-declares-state-of-emergency-in-ontario.html

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The emergency declaration gives the premier “vast powers” that include closing businesses, collecting information, fixing prices to stop profiteering, and circumvent professional licencing requirements, said Kent Roach, a law professor at the University of Toronto. “Most emergency legislation concentrates power in the executive but this one goes beyond it and centralizes the power in the premier, who can exercise powers otherwise reserved for other ministers and municipalities,” Roach added.