By Avleen K Mokha
The City of Montreal executive committee has renewed the state of emergency until May 21 for the Montreal agglomeration. The city council also passed a motion that allows them to extend the emergency five days at a time.
The City of Montreal has the right to declare a state of emergency under the Civil Protection Act. Montreal first declared a state of emergency on March 27.
City officials adopted the motion to allow the executive committee to extend the state of emergency five days at a time until July 2, at the city council meeting held on May 14.
Due to this measure, city councillors will not have to come together to grant future extensions. Instead, the executive committee can decide to renew the state of emergency without summoning the whole council.
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