(Ottawa) Transport Minister Omar Algabra has no intention of following suit in the United States. Even though this health standard has expired among our neighbors in the South, wearing a mask is mandatory on Canadian trains and planes.
Posted at 2:39 p.m.
Updated at 4:29 pm.
Minister Algabra was reluctant to comment on a recent American ruling invalidating the wearing of detention masks, but made it clear on Tuesday that the health measures imposed on shipping in Canada have not changed.
“Masks add extra protection [contre la COVID-19] “We must follow the advice of our public health experts and take all necessary steps to ensure that passengers wear the mask,” he told a news conference in Calgary.
In the United States, a federal judge will no longer validate the obligation to wear a mask on public transportation. She believes health officials have exceeded their powers in managing the epidemic.
His decision had the effect of making masking an option for passengers and employees on American planes, trains, Uber vehicles and most public transportation in the United States.
The move by the country’s major airlines and rail company Amtrak in the spring of 2020 was withdrawn on Monday evening. Transportation companies Uber and Lift did the same thing Tuesday morning.
“The decision by a federal judge in the United States to lift the mandatory mask is further proof that Trudeau’s liberals are not following smart countries in respecting science, which supports public health restrictions,” said Conservative MP Melissa Lantman. She urged the government to “lift mandatory health measures” and to trust citizens to protect themselves from COVID-19.
“We need to find the right balance,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said when asked about wearing a mask next to a press conference. He recalled that the sixth wave of COVID-19 was currently spreading across Canada.
“We will continue to evaluate and re-evaluate [les mesures] Always rely on science, ”he added.
In Canada, wearing a mask is mandatory at airports and during flights. Passengers traveling by train, boat or road must also wear face shields.
Was Minister Algabra not worried that there would be confusion for travelers crossing the border? “With COVID-19, the last two years have been unpredictable and have caused a lot of uncertainty,” he said, adding that he was confident that Canadians would continue to respect health practices.
“I do not consider it necessary to comment on such fabrications.” ⁇
Wearing a mask is mandatory so it will continue to apply to all flights to or from Canada and for their entire duration. In the office of Minister Algabra, it was stated that the flights provided by American Airlines are subject to this rule despite the judgment of the American Federal Court.
With the Associated Press and the agency France-Press