The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) is concerned that such orders and regulations may infringe on the fundamental freedoms of Canadians, including freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, and freedom of religion. The JCCF believes that any such orders or regulations should be limited to those areas where there is a clear public health risk, and should not be used as a tool to impose a particular ideology or belief system on the public.
The JCCF will continue to monitor developments in this area and will take action if necessary to protect the constitutional rights of Canadians.
The government should take into account the rights of those who cannot wear a mask safely and ensure that their rights are respected. This could be done by providing reasonable accommodations for those who cannot wear a mask, such as allowing them to shop at off-peak hours or providing alternative means of protection. Additionally, the government should ensure that any exemptions from mandatory mask requirements do not require individuals to disclose private and confidential information in order to access them.
The data also shows that the risk of death from COVID-19 is significantly higher for those over 65 years old, and for those with underlying health conditions. It is important to note that even in these cases, the risk of death is still relatively low.
It is also important to note that while the risk of death from COVID-19 may be low, it does not mean that it should be taken lightly. The virus can cause serious illness and long-term health complications in some people, and it is important to take all necessary precautions to protect yourself and others from infection. This includes wearing a mask when out in public, washing your hands regularly, avoiding large gatherings, and maintaining physical distancing.
Health Canada also states, â€œIn general, wearing a non-medical mask or face covering in public is not recommended for children under the age of 2, people who have trouble breathing, and people who are unable to remove the mask without assistance.â€
The Justice Centre is actively monitoring developments regarding orders and regulations that impose the wearing of masks upon citizens. The Justice Centre is particularly concerned with the potential for such orders to infringe upon civil liberties, including freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and freedom of assembly. The Justice Centre is also concerned with the potential for such orders to be used as a tool to target certain groups or individuals. The Justice Centre will continue to monitor developments in this area and will take appropriate action if necessary.