For whatever reason, governments across Canada have decided that now — not back in March or April — is the time to make masks mandatory for the general public. So we created MaskExemption.ca to help you understand your rights.
In Toronto, for example, the bylaw states that you don't have to wear a mask or face covering if it conflicts with your creed and according to the Ontario Human Rights code you cannot be questioned about your creed. Essentially, if you don't believe in masks because of your personal set of beliefs you don't need to wear one and no one is allowed to question it.
Watch Ezra and Lawyer Aaron Rosenberg talk about mask exemptions in this short video:
It can be hard to keep track of all these changing laws so we've made it simple for you by creating the website www.MaskExemption.ca.
With all the incidents we've seen and heard concerning people not wearing masks because they fall under the exemptions, we decided to create Mask Exemption buttons to make it even easier.
Sometimes, you do have to wear a mask. For those situations, our "Masks are Useless" masks are a fun way to show your defiance and make a point.
Click your jurisdiction to view the mask bylaw and exemptions:
Winnipeg (specific) | Manitoba | British Columbia | Simcoe | Newfoundland | Airport | Calgary | Nova Scotia | New Brunswick | Quebec | Niagara | Hamilton | Ottawa | Edmonton | Toronto | Saskatchewan | Ontario | Prince Edward Island
View the full chart with all the exemptions below.
Updated: February 16, 2021