BC is supposed to be starting “Stage 3” of its reopening. However, according to this posting, the “State of Emergency” is completely over. There’s also M273, from June 29, 2021, repealing CV health measures. Interesting. Will this be the end of it? Will this be brought back in the fall?
You’d think this would be more prominent.
(An update) The issue was raised that there was an extension until July 6, 2021. While that is true, it was issued on June 22. The cancellation notice came on June 29, and presumably overrides it.
The original State of Emergency Order was made in March 2020, and has been the basis for numerous extensions. A cynic may wonder if the reason was Bill 19, which gave Government officials immunity, is set to expire July 8. It came into effect July 8, 2020, and had effect for a year.
Cancellation of declaration of state of emergency
11 (1)When, in the opinion of the minister or the Lieutenant Governor in Council, an emergency no longer exists in an area in relation to which a declaration of a state of emergency was made under section 9 (1), the minister or the Lieutenant Governor in Council must make an order cancelling the declaration of a state of emergency in respect of that area.
(2)Immediately after an order is made under subsection (1) or a declaration of a state of emergency expires under section 9 (4), the minister must cause the details of the cancellation or expiry of the declaration of a state of emergency to be published by a means of communication that the minister considers most likely to make the contents of the cancellation order or the fact of the cancellation or expiry known to the majority of the population of the affected area.
Under Section 11 of the Emergency Program Act, publication is mandatory. It’s supposed to be done my a means likely to inform the majority of the people.
Saskatchewan also implies that their state of emergency will end on July 11. The orders (near the end) say “This Order remains in effect until 12:01 a.m. on July 11, 2021, or until, in the opinion of the Chief Medical Health Officer, there is no longer a public health threat, whichever shall first occur.”
(2) BC Cancels State Of Emergency M0275_2021
(14) Saskatchewan State Of Emergency Provincial Order June 17 2021
(15) Saskatchewan State Of Emergency Provincial Order June 24 2021