Ontario lockdown is ‘unjustified violation’ of Charter freedoms


The Justice Centre has released a comprehensive Charter analysis of the violations of Ontarians' freedoms to move, travel, assemble, associate and worship, as protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Entitled "Unprecedented and Unjustified," the Charter analysis of Ontario's response to COVID-19 addresses:

  • the nature of the government's lockdown measures and how they violate Charter freedoms;

  • the Charter's requirement of government to justify these violations;

  • the inaccurate claims made about COVID-19 in March and April 2020;

  • the economic harm caused by lockdown measures