The decision to remove mask mandates in Alberta schools was not consistent with public health advice and instead was made by government officials for political reasons, including “quelling protests” at the Coutts border crossing, lawyers argued in court on Wednesday.
The hearing, taking place in the Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta’s superior court, is focused on the abrupt provincewide lifting of the school mask mandate on Feb. 8.
It’s part of an application filed on behalf of the families of five immunocompromised children as well as the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL).
Lawyers for the group argued Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena
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