Policing the Pandemic: Enforcement of Public Health Orders in B.C. During COVID-19 Pandemic [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "The B.C. government has extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the 'Emergency Program Act'. The state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on April 28, 2020. The provincial government can extend the period of a declaration made by the minister by up to 14 days at a time. The Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has declared a 'public health emergency' under the 'Public Health Act', which now empowers the Provincial Health Officer to issue verbal orders that have immediate effect. In a state of emergency, the Provincial Health Officer can make public health orders as needed."
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
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