The Ontario government has introduced proposed legislation that would, if passed, enable the extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the next year.

The legislation, to be tabled today, would allow the government to extend or amend some emergency orders a month at a time, with the law expiring a year after it's passed.

Under current legislation, the province can only issue emergency orders while the state of emergency is in place. Premier Doug Ford also clarified the new legislation would not allow the creation of any new emergency orders, they can only be amended or removed.

Ontario's state of emergency is set to expire July 15. Ontario first declared a state of emergency March 17.