Regional Council supports steps being taken to support hospital workers

By Staff

September 15th, 2021



Halton Region elected officials are supporting the  call for the creation of safety zones around hospitals to protect people seeking or providing medical treatment from harassment.

Members of Halton Regional Council

In a media statement released today the Region members collectively said:

Recent protests at hospitals have included hateful and harmful messages, harassment and misinformation. Healthcare itself and its people have been targets of abusive messages.

We condemn the abuse and harassment of healthcare workers.

Protests against government policy and action should take place at the places of government.

We represent our community’s continuing strong support for our healthcare heroes. There is an overwhelming majority in our community who support our healthcare people.

We know they join in our respect for everyone’s right of peaceful protest. We know they also believe protests must not take place in locations or in ways that could impede access to essential healthcare.

We all thank our healthcare personnel for the enormous sacrifices you have made and continue to make during this pandemic to heal us and keep us safe.

What a shame the elected officials have to make statements like this.

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