Alberta-wide mask mandate would create backlash, Premier Kenney says | Globalnews.ca (Premier’s lack of courage fails Alberta safety)

Premier Jason Kenney said Alberta doesn’t have a province-wide mask mandate because he thinks rural Albertans would ignore it.

Kenney made the remarks on a Facebook Live Wednesday evening where he took questions from Albertans about the new COVID-19 safety measures announced by the province on Tuesday.

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When asked in a written question “why rural Albertans don’t need a mask mandate,” Kenney said about 90 per cent of Albertans are already under some sort of a mask mandate, brought in by municipalities.

He also said the majority of confirmed COVID-19 cases are in the Edmonton and Calgary areas.

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