Doug Ford says businesses can refuse anyone not wearing a mask but rights watchdog says not so fast - 2020-05-22

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F94.png Doug Ford says businesses can refuse anyone not wearing a mask but rights watchdog says not so fast May 22, 2020, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

"I highly, highly encourage that people put on a face shield," said the premier, who earlier this week was part of a chorus of political leaders and public health officials recommending Canadians wear masks in public if they can't maintain a safe physical distance of two metres.

But Michael Bryant, executive director and general counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, said the Ontario Human Rights Code prohibits retailers from discriminating against any customers.

While Ontario has been in a state of emergency since March 17, Bryant — a former attorney general who helped craft the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act — said Ford is overstepping his authority.

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