CTV – Ontario introduced new legislation Tuesday to enable the extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the next year, a move an opposition critic said could curb checks on the powers granted to the government.

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said the legislation would allow the government to extend or amend some emergency orders a month at a time, with the law expiring a year after it’s passed. Jones said the legislation is needed to “bridge the gap” between the strict lockdown and public health measures required to initially flatten the virus curve

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