This legislation has been repealed.
Power of Governor in Council to proclaim emergency123. Power of Governor in Council to proclaim emergency (1) The Governor in Council may proclaim an emergency for the purpose of stopping, limiting or preventing the spread of an infectious disease. (2) A proclamation- (a) must state the area to which it applies; and (b) lasts for the period, not exceeding two weeks, that is stated in the proclamation; and (c) may be renewed for a period not exceeding two weeks. (3) A proclamation may be revoked- (a) by proclamation of the Governor in Council published in the Government Gazette; or (b) by a resolution of either House of the Parliament. (4) If the Parliament is not sitting at the time the proclamation is published and if the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly or the President of the Legislative Council receives a petition- (a) objecting to the proclamation and requesting that the Parliament be summoned; and (b) signed by at least- (i) 20 members of the Legislative Assembly; or (ii) 30 members of the Parliament- the Parliament must be summoned to meet as soon as possible.