Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe condemned what he known as a “misguided protest” exterior the Regina house of the province’s chief medical officer of well being.
Moe mentioned Dr. Saqib Shahab has labored tirelessly to guard the province’s residents all through the pandemic and shouldn’t be subjected to harassment from a “group of idiots.”
In a written assertion launched late Saturday, he mentioned those that disagree along with his authorities’s choices ought to take their points up with him or a neighborhood legislator fairly than going after a “devoted public servant and his household.”
Moe mentioned the Regina Police Service and the RCMP are each concerned to verify Shahab and his household are secure.
He mentioned the federal government is wanting into long-term safety choices to guard Shahab and his kinfolk, and that he is inspired the police forces to research any potential criminality within the protest.
A spokesperson for Moe declined to say what safety choices are being thought of. However Jim Billington mentioned Shahab and his household weren’t harmed throughout the protest.
Regina police didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Moe beforehand got here to Shahab’s defence after he mentioned a speaker at a rally exterior the provincial legislature made racist feedback in regards to the prime physician in December.
He described the speaker’s feedback as “beneath contempt.”
Now, Moe says he has a message for individuals who are taking goal at Shahab.
“This harassment of Dr. Shahab and his household at their house is just unacceptable, sickening and incorrect,” he mentioned. “To people who did this — you need to be ashamed of yourselves and your actions.”