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Year Bill/Reg./Act Jurisdiction Status
2020 Bill 218 Provincial
3rd Reading
OHS Impact
This Private Members Bill,  Health-care workers, businesses and non-profits could receive liability protection against COVID-19-related lawsuits under legislation proposed by the Ontario government. The proposed changes will also ensure court resources are used where they are needed most: to hold accountable bad actors who ignore public health guidance and laws or act with gross negligence.
If passed, the bill will provide targeted protection for those who are making an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws, including:
•    Healthcare workers and institutions;
•    Frontline workers who serve the public everywhere from grocery stores to restaurants and retail stores;
•    Businesses and their employees;
•    Charities, non-profit organizations; and
•    Coaches, volunteers and minor sports associations.

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