Tuesday, October 27, the following statement was issued by Claire Roussel-Sullivan, chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission: On Oct. 8, 2020, the Government of New Brunswick updated its mandatory order under the Emergency Measures Act to include a mandatory mask rule in public spaces as a means to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Although the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission recognizes that mask wearing has been proven as an important public health measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19, as part of its mandate it has reviewed the measure as drafted and finds it reasonable and balanced in light of the public health goal and urgency. The complete press release is available here.