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There are 41 positive cases of the current outbreak at Clifton Manor in southeastern Calgary, 39 of which are active, one recovery and one death. This is the second outbreak at Clifton Manor. The first was seven deaths and 38 recoveries.
Hundreds of anti-maskers rally in Calgary
Saturday About 1,000 people protest against the mask In front of City Hall, a group called Walk for Freedom led a rally on social media claiming to be “protecting our charter rights”.
On Friday, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi called anti-mask rallies “illegal” due to regional restrictions on public meetings.
The new provincial regulations, introduced Tuesday, limit public meetings to a maximum of 10 people and many municipalities, including Calgary, have bylaws that make face shields mandatory in many settings, although they are not required outdoors.
“However, the police always use their discretion in such cases. They don’t want enforcement to put people at greater risk, “said Nancy. “Whether you agree or not, it is your right to assemble peacefully, but at present the law says you can only meet in a group of 10 people.”
On the same day, Alberta Justice Minister Kaisi Madu said the province hopes to enforce COVID-19 public health orders, giving 700 additional peacekeepers across the province the power to issue fines ranging from $ 1,000 for high violations.
“As Minister of Justice, my hope is that those who violate the measures we have taken will be held accountable,” Madhu said.
Shawn Rupchan with the Calgary Police Service said the rally was not enforced, but there may be something in the follow-up.
– With files from Jason Herring