The Ontario government is giving police temporary powers to enforce its stay-at-home order and allowing them to stop individuals and vehicles and ask their reasons for leaving their homes.
“We have made the deliberate decision to temporarily enhance police officers’ authority for the duration of the stay-at-home order. Moving forward, police will have the authority to require any individual who is not in a place of residence to first provide the purpose for not being at home and provide their home address,” Jones said.
“Police will also have the authority to stop a vehicle to inquire about an individual’s reason for leaving their residence.”
So much for freedom of movement or assembly. Unless the police deem your presence outside your
prison cell home essential, you could be in for trouble.