Ontario’s health minister says masking ‘a personal choice,’ a day after top doctor urges public to do so – CBC

Sylvia Jones defends majority of PC colleagues, including Premier Ford, who did not mask Tuesday

Nov 15, 2022

Ontario’s health minister said it’s a “personal choice” to wear a mask Tuesday, one day after the province’s top
doctor urged everyone to do so in all indoor spaces.

A masked Sylvia Jones defended the majority of her Progressive Conservative colleagues who did not wear masks in the legislature — including Premier Doug Ford. Twelve other Tory colleagues wore masks, including the Speaker of the House.

All opposition members wore masks.

“I think what we are seeing is people are making determinations based on their personal circumstances. Personal choice is important here,” Jones, who had COVID-19 three weeks ago, told reporters.

Pressed afterwards by reporters about why most of the caucus was unmasked, Jones responded: “I think you have to take into consideration the size of the building, the size of the room.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-masks-1.6652384

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