The mask mandate was finally lifted today here in Quebec and after over 2 years it felt so good not to wear one indoors in a public space. We are still required to wear them on public transport and inside hospitals but that's about it. Hence I will continue to carry one in my purse and even elect to wear one when I feel I am in overly close quarters.I am certain that the mandate helped keep the cases down and Canada had very good numbers per capita compared to many nations. Our tendency to think collectively rather than individually likely helped many to stay out of hospital and saved more than a few lives. It's one of the many reasons I am so proud to be a Quebecer and a Canadian.