Council to consider the following proposed resolution:
WHEREAS the Government of Canada has recently introduced amendments to the Criminal Code (Bill C3) that would make it an offense to harass and/or intimidate employees providing and persons seeking health care services; and,
WHEREAS Regional healthcare staff and members of the public attending vaccination clinic locations, have been unduly harassed by organized groups and individuals opposed to vaccination;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Regional Council strongly supports the criminalization of harassment and intimidation aimed at health care workers whose actions are critical to protecting our communities and encourages the Government of Canada to enact proposed changes to the Criminal Code swiftly; and,
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Regional Clerk be directed to circulate this resolution to Members of Parliament representing York Region ridings.