September 13, 2021 – We don’t live in the wacky US of A. Here in Canada we have socialized medicine. We also have a bunch of disgusting anti vax protesters who are gaining attention by protesting at hospitals. The very places many of them will need as they get sick from Covid as we’re seeing right now in our community.
While I fully support the right to democracy including the right to protest; health orders and public safety all come first.
Sadly that is not the case for the Ford government that has mostly sat on its hands allowing criminals like renegade MPP Randy Hillier to run amok.
How Hillier isn’t in jail is boggling and an insult to Canadians and Ontarians. While he has been charged and ticketed nearly two dozen times he still is walking free making money off of his sign biz and using tax dollars via his office staff to support his illegal campaign.
This is insane. Almost as insane as allowing protests near hospitals during a pandemic straining already strained healthcare workers and patients.
This isn’t rocket science. Any protest, even outdoors should be governed by health protocols. Masks and social distancing required. No masks, no social distancing; the police HAVE to do their jobs.
The cost of an ICU bed can be as much as $25,000 per day. It costs more to do a PCMR test than to vaccinate someone. While it’s easy for politicians to say we’ll put more cash into our healthcare system we simply do not have people available to fill those positions.
Government weakness has led to illegal behavior and insanity like hospital protests because they cause confusion and embolden the criminal element; and there is a strong element of criminal behavior woven into these groups.
We need to protect our hospitals and healthcare workers. We need to protect our communities. We need our government to do their job; as hard as it may be sometimes.
We need Doug Ford to step up or step down. We need immediate legislation to put in place more protections against these thugs.
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