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IanO

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This repeal by the Province was highly likely and expected. Why oh why did the CEO not do this survey in anticipation?

We will now be one of the few municipalities that will retain it, leading to confusion, potential loss of business from other areas and conflict.

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Obtaining Edmontonians’ perspectives about the continuation of the Temporary Mandatory

Face Covering Bylaw (Bylaw 19408) Survey:
The Mask Bylaw Survey seeks Edmontonians’ perspectives about the City’s existing Bylaw 19408 in light of the ending of the provincial mandatory masking requirement effective March 1. The survey runs until March 7. The results of the survey will be used to inform Council members in their review of the Bylaw at a date yet to be determined.

 

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This repeal by the Province was highly likely and expected. Why oh why did the CEO not do this survey in anticipation?

We will now be one of the few municipalities that will retain it, leading to confusion, potential loss of business from other areas and conflict.

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Obtaining Edmontonians’ perspectives about the continuation of the Temporary Mandatory

Face Covering Bylaw (Bylaw 19408) Survey:
The Mask Bylaw Survey seeks Edmontonians’ perspectives about the City’s existing Bylaw 19408 in light of the ending of the provincial mandatory masking requirement effective March 1. The survey runs until March 7. The results of the survey will be used to inform Council members in their review of the Bylaw at a date yet to be determined.

i'll disagree on the "potential loss of business". there were places of business we were prepared to go based on the restrictions and the masking that we are no longer prepared to go to.

i will agree on the "confusion".

i will also disagree as to who will be to blame for the confusion. it's the province that controls the timing and it's the province that had an ability to set up a framework for the relaxation and imposition of restrictions that everyone would be able to rely on and that wouldn't be arbitrary.

you know, something like this perhaps:

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It just seems very reactive as opposed to proactive, that's all.
 

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It just seems very reactive as opposed to proactive, that's all.
agreed, not that that should be surprising.

from the beginning all of the province’s responses and rhetoric and messaging has been political and driven at the party level, not medical or health driven.
 

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No more masks for Edmonton. Bout time.

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BUT they also voted to a) have admin draft a similar bylaw for council to present to GoA and b) draft bylaw for transit/city facilities.
 
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Edmonton ends masking in public spaces​

March 8, 2022

Edmonton City Council voted to repeal the Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings bylaw (Bylaw 19408) during a special Council meeting this afternoon.

Effective immediately, masks are now only mandatory in settings as required by theGovernment of Alberta. These locations include public transit, AHS-operated and contracted facilities, and all continuing care settings.

The City encourages Edmontonians to be kind to one another and respect people’s personal decisions around mask wearing.

For more information:
edmonton.ca/COVID19

Media contact:
Geoffrey Driscoll
Communications and Engagement
780-293-2971​
 

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