No Debate Required! Quarantine Act Changed in 2019 to Allow for no Debate before Its Use

The Quarantine Act in Canada allows the government to “make an interim order containing any provision that could be contained in a regulation made under section 62 or 63 if the Minister is of the opinion that immediate action is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to public health.” These orders used to be subject to debate through the Parliamentary process but that is no longer the case thanks to Bill C-97 which received royal assent on June 21st of 2019.