Islamophobic, Two-Tiered Health Advocate Also Disrespects Nurses

Conservative Candidate’s deleted twitter account degrades hospital nurses and cleaning staff


Thursday, May 31, 2018


OTTAWA – The Conservative Candidate in Kanata—Carleton, Merilee Fullerton, is already in hot water for Islamophobic comments and over 300 tweets pushing for two-tiered health care. But now, she can add a terrifying number of nurse-hating tweets to her resume:

“Nurses who support a single payer government funded health care system are denying patient freedom”

“In some hospitals it is hard to tell nurses from the cleaning staff”

“Nurses work for profit”

“Government is attempting to allow other providers, midwives, nurse practitioners, which you’ve had down in the U.S. for sometime-- and pharmacists giving flu-shots and being seen as a primary care providers. So what the government now is doing is almost opening it up to just about anybody... “ – Merilee Fullerton Association of American Physicians and Surgeons interview, December 5, 2013

Fullerton, now at the whim of voters who respect nurses, is trying to hide her real views by deleting her social media account.

Doug Ford’s Health Minister in waiting is showing the cuts he is hiding – and with views like this in caucus it’s clear nurses are on the chopping block for the billions in cuts Ford would bring.

Ford refuses to show leadership and drop Andrew Lawton for being a racist misogynist, homophobe. He didn’t show Fullerton the door over two-tiered health care advocacy and Islamophobia, he’s not going to boot her out for Nurse hating.

However, the reality is that the Ontario public deserves to know that this is Doug Ford’s party and the people in his ear will be sharing views that equate nurses to cleaning staff, which degrades both professions.

Fullerton isn’t cabinet material, she isn’t MPP material, she’s Doug Ford material. 


 

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In a 2013 interview with the American Physicians and Surgeons Fullerton Advocated to reduce the scope of practice for nurse practioners, midwives and pharmacists:

“Government is attempting to allow other providers, midwives, nurse practitioners, which you’ve had down in the U.S. for sometime-- and pharmacists giving flu-shots and being seen as a primary care providers. So what the government now is doing is almost opening it up to just about anybody... “ – Merilee Fullerton Association of American Physicians and Surgeons interview, December 5, 2013