O. Reg. 76/20: ORDER UNDER SUBSECTION 7.0.2 (4) OF THE ACT- ELECTRONIC SERVICESkip to content
Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
ORDER UNDER SUBSECTION 7.0.2 (4) OF THE ACT- ELECTRONIC SERVICE
Historical version for the period March 23, 2020 to July 14, 2020.
Note: This Order is revoked on July 22, 2020, unless it is extended. (See s. 7.0.8 of the Act and O. Reg. 106/20, Sched. 1)
This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.
Whereas an emergency was declared pursuant to Order in Council 518/2020 (Ontario Regulation 50/20) on March 17, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Toronto time pursuant to section 7.0.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (the “Act”);
And Whereas the criteria set out in subsection 7.0.2 (2) of the Act have been satisfied;
Now Therefore, this Order is made pursuant to paragraph 8 of subsection 7.0.2 (4) of the Act, the terms of which are set out in Schedule 1;
And Further, this Order applies generally throughout Ontario;
And Further, this Order shall be in effect for the duration of the declared emergency, subject to section 7.0.8 of the Act.
1. For the duration of the emergency, service of documents on the Crown in right of Ontario, any Minister of the Crown including the Attorney General of Ontario, the Children’s Lawyer, the Public Guardian and Trustee or the Director of the Family Responsibility Office in any proceeding, including any intended proceeding, other than a criminal proceeding, shall only be effected by such electronic means as the Attorney General may designate on the website of the Ministry of the Attorney General.
2. Section 1 of this Schedule also applies with respect to service of documents on any other person where a statute, regulation or rule requires the documents to be left with the Children’s Lawyer or the Public Guardian and Trustee.
3. Sections 1 and 2 of this Schedule apply despite section 15 of the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, 2019 or any other statute, regulation or rule governing service on the Crown in right of Ontario, any Minister of the Crown including the Attorney General of Ontario, the Children’s Lawyer, the Public Guardian and Trustee or the Director of the Family Responsibility Office.