ONTARIO, CANADA – Police officers accross Ontario are refusing to comply with city orders to perform routine and random COVID-19 inspections of the citizens in Canada. This comes after the provincial government announced the action amid a third wave spike in cases.
“New emergency orders announced yesterday to help limit the spread of Covid-19 are now in effect. The Toronto Police Service will continue to engage, educate and enforce, but we will not be doing random stops of people or cars,” the Toronto Police Department said.
Ottawa police reminded citizens of their rights and said they will enforce the health restrictions except for random health checks but will comply with the order to ensure non-essential travel restrictions are being followed.
“Beyond identification to operate a motor vehicle, there are no requirements to provide documentation to officers such as a note from an employer or physician. Individuals will be required to provide their name, address and reason for travelling,” the department said.