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Ford plans to extend Ontario's state of emergency by another 28 days

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford says that he plans on extending the province’s state of emergency by 28 days when the legislature resumes on Tuesday.

Members of Provincial Parliament will return to Queen’s Park for a single day to pass the emergency act and to discuss a bill that will cover various topics such as education, childcare and municipal housing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I just want to thank members of the opposition for their cooperation on getting these passed right away,” Ford said while speaking to reporters on Monday afternoon

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To reassure people the state of emergency does not automatically correspond in time with quarantine times. It's very possible it will apply during graduated return to work protocols we will be asked to follow if that ever happens.

I never fully trust state of emergencies because any law that tells you that you can not move around freely is a threat to the most fundamental right of democracy.  If its abused you have a police state. If you do not use it in times of crisis it could cause harm as well. Its a slippery slope. The longer you restrict mobility the more likely someone's bubble will burst.

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