Mask Exemption: Ontario Regulatory Enforcement Counterstrike

It looks like FordNation just made it a LOT easier, and potentially MUCH MORE REWARDING to pursue legal recourse against the #MaskMandate in the Reopening Ontario Act jurisdiction because suddenly we can hit the courts for #MaskExemption refusals which occurred after the date which the province-wide mask mandate came into effect, which was 0001EDT on Saturday October 3rd, 2020.

And, as it's no longer a Municipal Bylaw but a Provincial Law, whereas we formerly could only expect a maximum settlement from the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal of $50,000 we now have a ceiling of $10,000,000.
Yes, theoretically speaking, if we were to have a distressing enough violation of our Mandatory Mask Exemption Rights, we could receive an award of up to ten million. Not likely, but there is a reliable frameworking for threatening damages.

Note: Despite the partial roll-back to Stage 2, the Exemptions are boilerplate codification of identical wording:


*Current and verified as of November 28, 2020.

  1. The person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall ensure that any person in the indoor area of the premises of the business or organization, or in a vehicle that is operating as part of the business or organization, wears a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin during any period when they are in the indoor area unless the person in the indoor area,
    1. is a child who is younger than two years of age;
    2. is attending a school or private school within the meaning of the Education Act that is operated in accordance with a return to school direction issued by the Ministry of Education and approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
    3. is attending a child care program at a place that is in compliance with the child care re-opening guidance issued by the Ministry of Education;
    4. is receiving residential services and supports in a residence listed in the definition of “residential services and supports” in subsection 4 (2) of the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008;
    5. is in a correctional institution or in a custody and detention program for young persons in conflict with the law;
    6. is performing or rehearsing in a film or television production or in a concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance;
    7. has a medical condition that inhibits their ability to wear a mask or face covering;
    8. is unable to put on or remove their mask or face covering without the assistance of another person;
    9. needs to temporarily remove their mask or face covering while in the indoor area,
      1. to receive services that require the removal of their mask or face covering,
      2. to engage in an athletic or fitness activity,
      3. to consume food or drink, or
      4. as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety;
    10. is being accommodated in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005;
    11. is being reasonably accommodated in accordance with the Human Rights Code; or
    12. performs work for the business or organization, is in an area that is not accessible to members of the public and is able to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person while in the indoor area.
  2. Subsection (4) does not apply with respect to premises that are used as a dwelling if the person responsible for the business or organization ensures that persons in the premises who are not entitled to an exception set out in subsection (4) wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin in any common areas of the premises in which persons are unable to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from other persons.
  3. For greater certainty, it is not necessary for a person to present evidence to the person responsible for a business or place that they are entitled to any of the exceptions set out in subsection (4).
  4. A person shall wear appropriate personal protective equipment that provides protection of the person’s eyes, nose and mouth if, in the course of providing services, the person,
    1. is required to come within two metres of another person who is not wearing a mask or face covering in a manner that covers that person’s mouth, nose and chin during any period when that person is in an indoor area; and
    2. is not separated by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier from a person described in clause (a).

You can download the PDF directly from our mirror of Ontario.ca or just perv the embed embedded below.

We're already helping with a case in which a party was subject to extortion (threat of eviction for having claimed exemption from the Mandatory Mask provision of the O. Reg 364/20 2.4, or Toronto By-Law 541-2020 and Toronto By-Law 664-2020).

This claimant was formally served with a NOTICE OF INFRACTION of the "Mandatory Mask Bylaw" at approx 1700EDT on October 2nd, 2020. As a result, this claimant may be provided with legal recourse via the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and NOT just the Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Tribunal..

Social Justice Tribunal (Human Rights Tribunal) awards are limited to a ceiling of approx 50K award. There is no such ceiling on Superior Court of Ontario judgements, actually $10,000,000 (ten million).
I need to run this by legal counsel, but I'm pretty much certain that this is a golden ticket for our cause. If ANYBODY has been denied service after 12:01AM EDT, October 3rd 2020, they may also have a claim.
I'm not a lawyer, but I am well versed in applicable legislation, and I do have an axe to grind against the Province for its universal deceit, so Covfefe Operations is officially open to assisting in the pursuit of legal remedy for Residential Counterstrikes.

Stay tuned to The Real Mask Sickness for updates

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