Medical groups decry protesters’ ‘bullying, attacks’ against health-care workers

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An ambulance passes through a crowd of people protesting COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, in Vancouver. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)


(Cameron French/ CTV News) — Several days of protests at hospitals around the country drew rebukes from medical industry groups on Friday, who raised concerns about the actions of protesters interfering with people seeking to access care.

Protests snarled traffic near hospitals in several cities this week, as demonstrators showed their displeasure with so-called ‘vaccine passports’ announced or enacted in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and British Columbia.

In a joint statement on Friday, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) decried “bullying, attacks and violence against health workers.” (…)

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