Since 2005, we have had federal legislation enacted to require and govern preventative measures due to pandemic, like COVID-19, including mandatory self-isolation and quarantine and enforcement measures. The federal Health Minister is also statutorily empowered to require Ontario to take quarantine measures, including stay-at-home orders, closure of non-essential businesses and to establish self-isolation/quarantine facilities for those who do not comply.

The legislation is comprehensive and provides for all necessary preventative measures and enforcement. 

Link to the legislation:



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