04/17/2021 (Sat) 15:14:55
Many Ontario police services refuse to enforce Ford government's new random stop lawshttps://o.canada.com/news/provincial/many-ontario-police-services-refuse-to-enforce-ford-governments-new-random-stop-laws
After the Ontario government announced Friday they were giving police the power to randomly stop pedestrians and motorists on the streets, multiple police services have come forward saying they will not be making use of these new powers.
“Moving forward, police will have the authority to require any individual who is not in a place of residence to, first, provide their purpose for not being at home, and provide their home address,” Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said, adding this also means motor vehicles can be randomly pulled over.
Jones put on a tough face when asked what would happen if Ontarians didn’t go along with these requests.