Burlington mayor’s home latest target for anti-vaccine protest

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Published September 8, 2021 at 3:54 pm

An anti-vaccine protest recently made its way to the outside of Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward’s home.

Following the protest on Sept. 1, Meed Ward took to social media to express her dissatisfaction with the occurrence.

“I strongly support everyone’s right to peaceful protest even when we do not agree on the subject matter. Taking protests — like the anti-vaccine one today — to outside my, or any politician’s home, is inappropriate,” read the mayor’s tweet.

When asked about the protest in an interview with inhalton.com‘s Khaled Iwamura, Meed Ward further emphasized that while the public has a right to protest things they may not agree with, protesting outside of her home was  “ineffective and inappropriate.”

“The place to do that is my place of work which is City Hall,” Meed Ward told Iwamura. “This does not belong at anybody’s personal private residence.”

Meed Ward also emphasized that any and all concerns may be submitted to her in a variety of ways that include email, social media and telephone.

“There are 100 ways to get ahold of me,” said the mayor. “I’m very reachable.”

Over the last few months, protests have occurred outside the homes of several other politicians including Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

“There are many, many, ways to convey your views. Showing up at the private residence of any elected official or community leader who is in the crosshairs of this pandemic is completely inappropriate,” concluded Meed Ward.

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