PETERS – Does it really matter whether masks are ‘expected’ or ‘required’?

(Image: CFJC)

THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION this week after the City of Kamloops released its statement regarding masks in city buildings.

The news release said masks would be “expected” in all public facilities operated by the City. But in a corresponding video, Mayor Ken Christian let slip the word “requirement”.

It’s not a requirement, but you can start to see the confusion.

>It contrasts with what’s happening in some other Canadian cities — and as nearby as Tk’emlups, where Chief Rosanne Casimir stated very clearly that masks are required.

Certainly, language matters.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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