On April 16, 2021, the Province of Ontario introduced new measures under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which would allow law enforcement to stop individuals and vehicles, asking them the reasons for leaving their home.
The government believed it necessary to stop COVID-19, as part of their broader support to a complete lockdown and stay at home order to battle a third wave of the virus.
The amendment to O. Reg 294/21 stated,
(2) Schedule 1 to the Regulation is amended by adding the following section:
. . . [more]Requirement to provide information2.1 (1) This section applies as of