St Clair Township says no to mandatory masks


St. Clair Township council has just turned down a mandatory mask bylaw for its community.

The vote was close 4-3 with Mayor Steve Arnold casting the deciding vote against forcing residents in the communities to wear a mask in indoor public spaces in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Arnold contends the County of Lambton should be deciding the matter.

Lambton County councillors may have a chance to look at the issue again in September. Mayor Mike Bradley, after failing to gain support for a county-wide mandatory mask bylaw in July, will ask his political colleagues to consider the idea during the Sept. 2 meeting.

So far, only Sarnia and Petrolia have passed mandatory mask bylaws. Both Plympton-Wyoming and St. Clair have turned down the concept.

More to come…