Motion To: WHEREAS according to a recent CBC poll, that 46% of Canadians are about $200 away from financial insolvency; and WHEREAS a $500 fine is unaffordable for too many residents; and WHEREAS the minimum fine for failure to follow one mitigatory instruction should not leave any of our residents in serious financial peril; and WHEREAS mandatory masks represent a not insignificant shift in public behaviour that requires adherence to a new norm that is contingent to place and circumstance; and WHEREAS an educational approach is an efficacious approach to establishing public health norms; and WHEREAS ensuring access to free facial masks for those who want or need them will help ensure that public health guidelines are followed; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT section 9(2) of the bylaw contained in document 1 of this report be amended as follows: Every person who is convicted of an offence under this by-law is liable to a minimum fine not exceeding $50 and to a maximum fine not exceeding

R. Chiarelli
M. Fleury
J. Leiper
G. Gower
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
R. King
S. Moffatt
E. El-Chantiry
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
J. Sudds
A. Hubley
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Luloff
K. Egli
T. Tierney
C. Meehan
L. Dudas
D. Deans (a)
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Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-07-15 regarding agenda item TEMPORARY MANDATORY MASK BY-LAW FOR ENCLOSED PUBLIC SPACES IN THE CITY OF OTTAWA.

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