Coronavirus: Price gougers could face jail time under new Ontario order

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The Ontario government has issued an emergency order that could see price gougers of essential items facing jail time amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve all seen the terrible examples of those who are trying to take advantage of vulnerable people during these dark days,” Premier Doug Ford said Saturday. “Those who see one of the darkest periods in our province’s history as an opportunity to gouge people and make huge profits. My friends, I have zero tolerance for this kind of nonsense.”