Protesters interrupt federal announcement on COVID-19 migrant worker isolation site – CBC

Ottawa setting $4.2M aside to keep hotel isolation site in Windsor running for migrant workers

Aug 22, 2022

Dozens of protesters shouted over politicians at a news conference in southwestern Ontario about the continued funding of a safe, voluntary COVID-19 isolation centre specifically for migrant workers.

The announcement was initially made at the front entrance of Tecumseh Town Hall, but protesters repeatedly interrupted Windsor-Tecumseh MP Irek Kusmierczyk during his speech.

The protesters shouted obscenities and false information about the COVID-19 pandemic while asking what funding would be set aside for them.

Kusmierczyk stayed silent while the protesters shouted and chanted at him. Two Ontario Provincial Police officers were on scene and took no action against the protesters.

“All Canadians have a right to protest peacefully and to have their say,” said Kusmierczyk when asked about the interruption by reporters.

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