COVID-19: Front-line nurses demand that Vancouver police fine organizers of weekly antimask rallies

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      The following online petition is demanding action from the provincial health officer, public safety minister, Vancouver mayor, and Vancouver police chief:

      Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Medical Health Officer
              Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth
              Mayor Kennedy Stewart
              Chief Adam Palmer, Vancouver Police Department

      We are writing to you as front line British Columbia nurses.

      We want to express our utter dismay at the apparent refusal of the Vancouver Police Department to enforce emergency health orders against the organized and ongoing violation of these orders by several right wing conspiracist groups. Every weekend since April these groups have gathered hundreds—sometimes thousands—of unmasked individuals at the Art Gallery in violation of Dr. Henry’s orders, to hold rallies and march around the downtown core. None wear masks.

      We cannot comprehend why we are expected to continue daily in risking our health and that of our families when public health measures are being continually violated with such contempt.

      Under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, organizers of assemblies like these are subject to a $2,300 fine for each violation. Please enforce the Act.

      Will Offley
      Kathy Treherne
      Coral Wagner
      Bernie Chung
      Erwin Meteoro
      Cathy Wand
      Brian Irwin
      Lorna Mertz
      Cindy Godmaire
      Penny Oyama
      Mandeep Aulakh
      Anna Reyes
      Jeff Miguez
      Barb Pachol
      Melva Del Rosario
      Sharn SandhuSurrey,
      Crystal Cobon
      Sheila Ynalvez
      Gunilla Axwik
      Melissa ong
      Harkirtan Binning
      Tracie Lake
      Sharlene Dhaliwal
      Bridie Cain
      Angela Johal
      Janice Smart
      Tina Forrest
      Munika Malli
      Montana Lessard
      Todd Decker
      Juan Ayala
      Saajidah Khaku