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‘We’ve done a great job servicing the middle class and we’ve left the marginalized out in the cold’
Aug 04, 2020
Advocates are calling on the city, province and businesses to ensure marginalized Edmontonians have access to face masks.
As of Saturday, face masks or coverings are required in all indoor public spaces to help curb the spread of COVID-19. People who violate the bylaw could be fined $100.
Social justice advocate Mark Cherrington said he’s been inundated with texts and calls from people looking for masks, including single mothers and Edmontonians with mental health challenges.
“That’s like 10 pop bottles for one mask for somebody that’s homeless and has no income,” said Cherrington, whose organization, the Coalition for Justice and Human Rights, is accepting donations to supply masks.