The City of Montreal renews its state of emergency

Jul 16 2020, 11:44 am

In accordance with the Civil Protection Act, Montreal’s executive committee has renewed the state of emergency for at least five more days for the Montreal metropolitan area.

The state of emergency, which was originally declared on March 27, grants “exceptional powers to the agglomeration,” enabling it to gave the pandemic across its territory.

Specifically, it gives Montreal executives the opportunity to take swift actions to deal with the ongoing pandemic.

According to the city’s press release, Montreal continues to collaborate closely with its team of experts from its emergency response coordination centre, the regional public health department, and the healthcare network to fight the spread of COVID-19.

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