In this week’s FACTizenship newsletter, we focus on an issue that has been creating a lot of reaction: face masks. According to studies, wearing a mask is effective in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, health authorities advise wearing masks whenever physical distancing is not possible, and in public spaces. However, many people are against these recommendations, with arguments that are not always accurate.
Why do people question face masks? Why do they question the obligation to wear them in public spaces? Our latest fact-check examines whether the obligation to wear a mask goes against the Canadian Constitution and what concerns are raised around this issue.