Human rights tribunal puts anti-maskers on notice, saying complaints require proof of disability

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has made it clear that anyone thinking of filing a complaint because they were told to wear a mask in a store will actually have to prove they have a disability that prevents them from doing so.

In a screening decision handed down Wednesday, tribunal member Steven Adamson wrote that “a large volume of complaints” have been filed over B.C.’s COVID-19 measures requiring face coverings in public indoor spaces like grocery stores, libraries and community centres.