Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty tabled a bill in the House of Commons this morning.
It calls on the Federal Government to amend the criminal code when it comes to assaults against healthcare professionals and first responders…
“We are seeing an increasing amount of violence against our healthcare professionals, whether it’s a nurse or a doctor, or our first responders, paramedics that are just doing their job, and the message today is violence is not in the job description.”
Doherty says the bill would amend the criminal code to require a court to consider an assault on a health care professional or a first responder to be an aggravating circumstance for the purpose of sentencing.
He says they have been meeting with the nurses unions and first responders across the country and they heard loud and clear that more needed to be done to try to protect the frontline workers who protect us.