Medics want better protection while on duty

Union seeks changes to the Criminal Code so paramedics are considered public officers


Toronto Star

TORONTO — Kicking. Punching. Spitting. Hurled insults and expletives.

Abuse against paramedics is too common, says the Toronto Paramedic Association. On the heels of a recent attack against a veteran paramedic, the group is calling for changes to Canada's Criminal Code to give emergency workers the same special protection as police officers.

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