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‘It’s not about us’: Senator presses colleagues to ‘lead by example’ and make masks mandatory in the Chamber, committees

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Though the motion is unlikely to pass quickly, ISG Senator Pat Duncan says the ‘urgency’ of the situation warrants debate.

ISG Senator Pat Duncan put forward a notice of motion on Dec. 1, saying that Senators in the Chamber or committee rooms should wear a mask ‘at all times’ unless speaking. Photograph courtesy of Sen. Pat Duncan's office

Independent Senator Pat Duncan is calling on her colleagues to “lead by example” and commit to wearing a mask at all times in the Chamber or meeting rooms unless speaking, putting the matter up for debate since there are no rules governing these spaces for Senators.  

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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