Controversial medical officer critical of mask mandates resigns from Haldimand-Norfolk job – CBC

Haldimand-Norfolk’s board of health will begin looking for a new medical officer in February

Jan 11, 2023

Dr. Matt Strauss has resigned after a controversial run as Haldimand-Norfolk’s acting medical officer.

He told CBC News that it was “a great honour to serve the community” and that his departure is “bittersweet.”

Strauss will end his 18 months as medical officer on April 1, he announced in a health and social services advisory meeting on Monday.

Strauss has faced criticism for his public comments before.

He previously said on social media he’d sooner give his children COVID-19 over a Happy Meal, and when he was initially brought on as acting medical officer of health in September 2021, the Ontario Liberals called on the health minister to veto his hiring.

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