Attorney General Canada The bill, which was released this Friday, November 26, seeks to penalize anti-vaccination campaigns against hospitals and clinics in the wake of increasing harassment of doctors and nurses. During the epidemic.
Proposed amendments Country Criminal Code It could turn into a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison for preventing health workers from performing their duties or using fear from people approaching the health center.
“Even this week we have all seen the struggles that took place during the epidemics,” the attorney general said. David Lametti At a press conference. He pointed out, “The deniers COVID-19 They are trying to prevent children from getting life-saving vaccines.
Last Wednesday, after Ottawa approved the Pfizer vaccine for those ages, Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 11 began receiving doses of the vaccine against the corona virus.
Lametti called on opponents to reduce that attitude by “intimidating, harassing, preventing or threatening those who support leading health professionals, workers and users.”
“This kind of behavior is disgusting and unacceptable, especially at a time when access to health services is more important than ever,” he said.
Catherine Smart, President of the Canadian Medical Association, He said last year saw doctors and nurses “unfortunately increasing hatred” in their workplaces.
The association’s preliminary results of the association’s 2021 National Physician’s Health Survey found that three out of four physicians were “subjected to workplace bullying and harassment,” while one in three noted that this was not the case.
Female professionals have reported significantly more threats than their male counterparts, Smart added.
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