Archived information

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Government of Canada’s response to COVID-19

The Government of Canada is acting to minimize the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadians.

This webpage was created to provide the latest information on legislative and other measures adopted to protect Canadians in response to the pandemic.

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The following federal legislation has been enacted to date to protect the health and well-being of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Charter Statements


Since December 13, 2019, a Charter Statement is tabled in Parliament for all Government legislation. These are tabled in Parliament by the Minister of Justice once legislation is introduced.

Charter Statements are a transparency measure intended to inform parliamentary and public debate on a bill and help increase awareness and understanding of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter).

The following list provides links to the Charter Statements related to federal legislation enacted to date in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

43rd Parliament, 1st Session (2019-12-05 - 2023-08-10)

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session (2020-09-23 - present)

Orders and Regulations


Along with legislation, the Government of Canada also has the authority, under existing laws, such as the Quarantine Act and the Aeronautics Act, to issue orders and regulations to address COVID-19 to ensure the public safety of Canadians.

Note: For more information on measures that are no longer in effect, please contact the responsible department or agency.

Measures from the Department of Justice

Measures from other departments

Transport Canada:

Health Canada:

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Employment and Social Development Canada:

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada:

Global Affairs Canada:

Finance Canada:

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness:

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada:

Indigenous Services Canada: