Lambton Shores passes mandatory mask bylaw – ‘We’re just caring about you and me’

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Lambton Shores has become the third municipality to put a mandatory mask bylaw in place in Lambton County.

Councillors approved the move Tuesday night. Mayor Bill Weber, who is also the warden of Lambton which has so far resisted the move county wide, voted in favour of the move.

The bylaw passed by a vote of 7 to 2.

“I have some concerns, a lot of concerns if this bylaw is passed with just how people are going to behave. We arehearing stories of people not being kind other people or people policing other people…That’s why (Medical Officer of Health Dr. Sudit) Ranade had problems with this – that people will become enforcement officers …It will become a harm on the community,” says Weber.

“It’s people against people and not respecting that some people can’t wear mask.”

Councillor Ronn Dodge says the bylaw won’t be enforced by it simple tells the thousands of visitors which come to Lambton Shores “We’re just caring about you and me.”

The bylaw comes into effect Monday Aug. 24 and will be repealed by Nov. 24 unless council extends it.

More to come….