Court Upholds COVID-19 Limits on Gatherings & Events

A lawyer asked the B.C. Superior Court to declare the COVID-19 public health orders establishing gathering limits for indoor and outdoor events unconstitutional. The Court ruled that the lawyer had legal standing to make the request but declined to grant it, finding that the orders were a legally valid health and safety measure that the provincial government had the authority to issue [Klassen v British Columbia (Attorney General), 2021 BCSC 2254 (CanLII), November 19, 2021].