Face masks


Toronto mayor to support bylaw making masks mandatory indoors

The top public health official in Toronto is now suggesting that city council approve a bylaw making masks mandatory for residents in “indoor public spaces.”

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Joe Biden says he would force Americans to wear masks in public

In a new interview, Former Vice President Joe Biden said he would make wearing masks in public mandatory for all Americans if he is elected president.

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Passenger refused to wear face mask on plane—faces $5,000 fine

A passenger on a plane that was headed from Vancouver to Manitoba is being investigated by RCMP after he refused to wear a face mask while on board.

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County orders white people to wear face masks but exempts others

A new order in Lincoln County, Oregon, requiring face masks be worn in public exempts non-white people in order to avoid racial profiling.

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Homemade face masks slow spread of COVID-19 according to new study

A recent study revealed that countries with a much shorter outbreaks and a lower death toll since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic had faster accessibility to face masks.

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Canadian-made face masks won’t be ready for second wave—Trudeau gov't turns to China

Trudeau's Department of Industry has said that Canadian-made medical masks will not be ready in time for the expected second wave of infections.

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Ottawa to mandate face masks on public transit

Passengers in Ottawa attempting to catch the bus or board a train after June 15th will want to bring a mask with them if they want to hitch a ride.

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WATCH: Dr. Tam says go out and protest, just don't yell

Tam's medical advise has been criticized by Canadians for either being incorrect, or lagging behind information being used by other countries.

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Trudeau government short billions of face masks

As Canada’s economy begins to reopen, the country is short about three billion face masks, according to a federal contractor.

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Ontario man petitions grocery stores to require shoppers to wear face masks

"If I saw, let's say 90 percent of people actually going through the stores wearing masks, I would feel a lot more confident, Rob Shirkey said.

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Waffle House shootout over face masks leads to attempted murder charge

A customer who was told to put on a face mask or he wouldn't be served in a Waffle House in Aurora, Colorado refused and then allegedly attacked the cook.

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WATCH: Conservative MP RIPS Trudeau over pandemic stockpile failure

Kelly Block, Conservative MP for Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek, roasted Minister of Health Patty Hajdu over the Liberal's failure to maintain a national PPE stockpile.

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Montreal set to open stores and daycares over next two weeks

The city of Montreal is set to begin to lift some of the economic restrictions of the lockdown next week as the heath crisis has improved.

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RCMP sent to enforce Quarantine Act on 80-year-old cancer patient

An 80-year-old cancer patient in North Vancouver was visited by the RCMP to enforce quarantine. The officers were not wearing face masks despite her illness.

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Most Canadians find it stressful to be in public during coronavirus

As lockdowns continue to remain in place, a new survey suggests that over half of all Canadians find it stressful to venture out in public.

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