Ontario NDP Leader Calls for “Safety Zones” to Protect Health Care Workers from Anti-Vaxxer Zealots

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says urgency is growing to act on her proposed legislation to create Safety Zones.

“No one should have to walk a gauntlet of harassment and intimidation to get to a hospital. Not people who are sick. Not their families. And not the very health care workers who have been working tirelessly to save people from COVID-19.”                 – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea  Horwath.

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Posted September 10th, 2021 on Niagara At Large

Ontario NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath

HAMILTON, Ontario  — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says urgency is growing to act on her proposed legislation to create Safety Zones around places like hospitals and small businesses to protect people from anti-public health harassment.

“No one should have to walk a gauntlet of harassment and intimidation to get to a hospital. Not people who are sick. Not their families. And not the very health care workers who have been working tirelessly to save people from COVID-19,” said Horwath.

“The growing number of scary anti-public health protests targeting hospitals should be enough to get Doug Ford to come back to work and jump into action. Patients and health care heroes are being harassed. And it’s up to us to stop it, right now.”

And where is Ontario Premier Doug Ford in answering this call. Doesn’t help that he has shut the Ontario legislature down, as we enter a Fourth Wave, until October.

Amid the rising tide of anti-vaccine demonstrations in Ontario, on Tuesday a woman with cancer was verbally attacked and shouted down in front of Kingston General Hospital. There have been threats of violence and threats to impede patients and ambulances, according to health advocates. Protests have also targeted small businesses, and in the case of at least two anti-vaccine protests, people with COVID-19 attended.

Horwath’s bill would make targeted harassment of people and businesses upholding public health rules in Safety Zones a provincial offence, punishable by a fine of up to $25,000. The law would also protect people’s right to access and patronize businesses free from harassment.

Horwath also pointed out that vaccine certificates or passports would ease the burden on small businesses that are being targeted.

“Local businesses that require staff and patrons to get vaccinated, health care workers, and the very people who do right by Ontario by getting their jab — these are the people and businesses who are doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19, and these are the people that need our protection and help now,” said Horwath.

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2 responses to “Ontario NDP Leader Calls for “Safety Zones” to Protect Health Care Workers from Anti-Vaxxer Zealots

  1. Conquer Doug Ford and his party

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  2. Hello from the UK

    This is an interesting article as I look on from afar. I don’t think many in Canada realise the strength of feeling of those who do not wish to be forced or bullied to have a vaccine for Covid 19 with so many adverse effects and occasional deaths.

    I used to think that vaccines were of some use until, at 60 years of age, I researched properly at last. I changed my mind. I put the following link on my website if you or anyone is interested.

    https://alphaandomegacloud.wordpress.com/v-is-for-vaccination/

    The verbal bullying going by those wanting to force vaccines on people for something down rated in Alberta at least to a mild ‘flu is mind boggling.

    You have an article of Julie Payette earlier this year on your site and you were glad that she left office for her bullying and abusive behaviour. What will it take for all Canadians to see that this is merely the same?

    If those elected officials who are public servants, not demi-gods start abusing the people they serve, the people must rise up and remove them.

    And when you realise, as I did last year, that vaccines merely harm or occasionally kill as they have done over many decades, and do no good to health, you might be angry too.

    Vaccines only line the pockets of big pharma and those who side with them. This should make you even angrier.

    This is why those against vaccines etc are very, very angry. They have been let down by those they elected, if they voted for them.

    I hope this makes sense.

    Kind regards

    Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

    A Brief Footnote from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large – Normally I do not run comments from people who do not share their first and last names, but I am putting this on just so that we can all review a point of view about the COVID vaxxines that is out there and that continues to be a matter of concern and debate for many.

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