Have mask mandates gone too far when people are restricted access to their condo buildings without masks? A superior court judge in Burlington ruled that no proof is required for medical exemptions, but lawyers and corporations are attempting to go against it.
Ontario Superior Court judge ruled that a Burlington couple age 72 and 68 can access their condo building without wearing masks.
Vily Mitrovic, 72, and Zoran Zupanc, 68, can go from the condo unit to the building’s main floor, and vice versa without masks. However, the couple can not visit any other floor without a mask.
Mitrovic and Zupanc said they can not wear the masks due to medical issues; however, the condo corporation took the couple to court.
Justice Michael Gibson ended the temporary order he had imposed earlier, stating that the couple could not leave their unit without a mask.
The couple explained that Zupanc has difficulty breathing when his nose is covered, and he experiences symptoms that make him feel like he will pass out.
Judge Gibson noted that although the City of Burlington, the Region of Halton and the Province of Ontario passed bylaws that provide exemptions to wearing a mask, a person with exemptions does not need to prove their exemption.