Ontario extends all COVID-19 emergency orders until May 19

Emergency electricity rate relief for families, farms, and small businesses also extended until May 31

Ontario Premier Doug Ford responds to a reporter's question at a media briefing on May 5, 2020. (Screenshot / CPAC)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford responds to a reporter's question at a media briefing on May 5, 2020. (Screenshot / CPAC)

The Ontario government has announced it is extending all emergency orders made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until Tuesday, May 19th.

The announcement was included in a media release issued on Wednesday morning (May 6) that the Province is extending emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms, and small businesses until Sunday, May 31st.

Customers who pay time-of-use electricity rates will continue to be billed at the lowest price, known as the off-peak price, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The electricity rate relief, initially provided for a 45-day period starting on March 24th, has been extended by an emergency order and is intended to be in place for an additional 24 days.

On April 23rd, the government announced it would be extending emergency orders until Wednesday, May 6th. Although the state of emergency has already been extended until May 12th, the provisions of the legislation only allow the extension of emergency orders in 14-day increments.

The government statesit is extending the emergency orders on the advice of Ontario’s chief medical officer of health.

Here is the complete list of emergency orders that have been extended until May 19th:

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