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Say hello to showing your face in public once again! Mask mandates are lifting in Canada in the coming weeks, along with other COVID-19 restrictions, and every province has a slightly different reopening plan.

On March 9, the Ontario government announced that it will be putting an end to all COVID-19 measures in the coming weeks.

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Store policies that make it a requirement for shoppers to wear a mask do not violate human rights, a tribunal has said.

In two new decisions, B.C.'s Human Rights Tribunal dismissed complaints against Lululemon in Vancouver and Creatures Pet Store in Victoria. Both cases involved stores that had introduced their own mask policy before the provincial mask mandate came into effect.

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B.C. just announced that masks will be mandatory in schools for all students and staff as of October 4, due to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in kids.

Although there were existing measures in place, including daily health checks, hand washing, and improved ventilation systems, more restrictions were needed, says Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, in a press conference on Friday.

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