Who Can Declare and Terminate a Municipal Emergency?

For a declaration of a municipal emergency, according to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act:

The head of council of a municipality [the Regional Chair] may declare that an emergency exists in the municipality [Region of Peel] or in any part thereof and may take such action and make such orders as he or she considers necessary and are not contrary to law to implement the emergency plan of the [Region] and to protect property and the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the emergency area.

To terminate a municipal emergency declaration, the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act states that:

The head of council [Regional Chair] or the council of a municipality [Regional Council] may at any time declare that an emergency has terminated. The Premier of Ontario may [also] at any time declare that an emergency has terminated.

Revised: Friday July 04 2014

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