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RONA is reportedly selling boxes of disposable masks for $100

A local example of COVID-19 price gouging.

In yet another example of price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic, RONA has decided to sell boxes of basic disposable masks for $99.99. The photo below was taken a the RONA store on St-Jacques in Montreal.

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Masks from the RONA store on St-Jacques. Photo by Patricia Godin

As you can see in the photo, these masks are not the N95 masks that are high in demand right now (and are supposed to cost $1.27 apiece), bordering on impossible to get a hold of. These are boxes of 50 disposable masks that you are supposed to get rid of after one use. While many businesses are struggling right now, it is really a shame that some choose to employ tactics that are unethical and greedy without considering the current situation.

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