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All of Halton’s Municipally-Elected Officials Condemn Hospital Protests, Support Protection Areas

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*Please see below a joint statement issued by elected officials in Halton Region.

Sept. 15, 2021 — HALTON, Ont. — Halton Region elected officials support the call for the creation of safety zones around hospitals to protect people seeking or providing medical treatment from harassment.

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.

Signed by,

Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, City of Burlington

Ward 1 City and Regional Councillor Kelvin Galbraith, City of Burlington

Ward 2 City and Regional Councillor Lisa Kearns, City of Burlington

Ward 3 City and Regional Councillor Rory Nisan, City of Burlington

Ward 4 City and Regional Councillor Shawna Stolte, City of Burlington

Ward 5 City and Regional Councillor Paul Sharman, City of Burlington

Ward 6 City and Regional Councillor Angelo Bentivegna, City of Burlington

Mayor Rick Bonnette, Town of Halton Hills

Ward 1 Town Councillor Michael Albano

Ward 1 Town Councillor Jon Hurst

Ward 2 Town Councillor Ted Brown

Ward 2 Town Councillor Bryan Lewis

Ward 3 Town Councillor Wendy Farrow-Reed

Ward 3 Town Councillor Moya Johnson

Ward 4 Town Councillor Bob Inglis

Ward 4 Town Councillor Ann Lawlor

Wards 1 & 2 Regional Councillor Clark Somerville

Wards 3 & 4 Regional Councillor Jane Fogal

Mayor Gordon Krantz, Town of Milton

Ward 1 Regional Councillor Colin Best

Ward 1 Town Councillor Kristina Tesser Derksen

Ward 2 Town Councillor John Challinor II

Ward 2 Regional Councillor Rick Malboeuf

Ward 3 Regional Councillor Mike Cluett

Ward 3 Town Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo

Ward 4 Town Councillor Sameera Ali

Ward 4 Regional Councillor Zeeshan Hamid

Mayor Rob Burton, Town of Oakville

Ward 1 Town Councillor Beth Robertson

Ward 1 Regional Councillor Sean O’Meara

Ward 2 Town Councillor Ray Chisholm

Ward 2 Regional Councillor Cathy Duddeck

Ward 3 Town Councillor Janet Haslett-Theall

Ward 3 Regional Councillor Dave Gittings

Ward 4 Town Councillor Peter Longo

Ward 4 Regional Councillor Allan Elgar

Ward 5 Town Councillor Marc Grant

Ward 5 Regional Councillor Jeff Knoll

Ward 6 Town Councillor Natalia Lishchyna

Ward 6 Regional Councillor Tom Adams

Ward 7 Town Councillor Jasvinder Sandhu

Ward 7 Regional Councillor Pavan Parmar

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1 thought on “All of Halton’s Municipally-Elected Officials Condemn Hospital Protests, Support Protection Areas”

  1. Thank you for this. Given the provincial government’s tendency to delay helpful measures, anything we can mandate as a city or region would be good in the meantime.

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