Torkin Manes (Toronto/Ontario): New Developments in Ontario Health Care due to COVID-19

As a result of the state of emergency that was declared on March 17, 2020, the Provincial Government issued an Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act on March 21, 2020 which applied to hospitals and psychiatric facilities (“Health Service Providers”) and which effectively allows Health Service Provider to suspend certain provisions in collective agreements with trade unions.

Pursuant to the Order, Health Service Providers are authorized to deploy staff as they deem necessary in order to respond to, prevent and alleviate the outbreak of COVID-19 for patients. MORE.

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