GSL Director quoted in CTV News about Canadian Government’s Quarantining Powers

On March 2, GSL Director Steven Hoffman was featured in a piece on CTV News discussing the Canadian government’s powers to quarantine citizens.

In the article, Hoffman explained that while it is largely undefined how sweeping the government’s measures could get under the Emergencies Act, they are required to be “as least intrusive as possible.” He further added that deploying the act in this way remains an uncommon step, but that the law contains a range of penalties for those who violate the quarantine restrictions put in place, including a fine of up to $1 million and three years in prison for potentially placing the public at risk of a communicable disease.

Read the full article here.


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