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COVID-19: Delegation of power and state of emergency renewed for the urban agglomeration of Montréal

28 janvier 2022

Montréal, January 28, 2022 – In accordance with the Civil Protection Act, Montréal's executive committee has renewed the state of emergency for the urban agglomeration of Montréal on January 28, for a period of five days.  

During its meeting held on January 27, 2022, the urban agglomeration council adopted a by-law amendment under the Civil Protection Act, enabling the executive committee to renew the state of emergency for the entire agglomeration for five days at a time, through February 24, 2022. This way, Montréal can extend its state of emergency without requiring an urban agglomeration meeting every time.

The local state of emergency, which was declared on December 21, 2021, grants exceptional powers to the urban agglomeration, enabling it to respond to the current pandemic across its territory. In particular, it gives the urban agglomeration the power to mobilize the necessary resources and workforce to fight COVID-19. 

The urban agglomeration of Montréal continues to collaborate closely with its team of experts from its emergency response coordination centre, the regional public health department and the healthcare and social services network, in order to fight the spread of COVID-19.

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