Violence in the workplace is never acceptable. However, violence against health care workers has been occurring in Canada at an alarming rate and is often considered part of the job.
That is why I sponsored petition E-1902 from Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), which calls upon the Minister of Health to develop a pan-Canadian prevention strategy to address growing incidents of violence against health care workers.
I encourage you to sign my petition by clicking here. You have until February 20, 2019 to add your name.
This petition builds upon my work with CFNU and the Manitoba Nurses Union, where I introduced a motion for the Standing Committee on Health to study and develop recommendations on actions that the federal government can take to improve violence prevention in health care. On June 13, 2018, the committee unanimously agreed to my motion and I look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of our study.