The College of Nurses of Ontario is currently investigating two nurses from the province who travelled to the US and allegedly took part in an anti-lockdown rally last week.
Videos were shared on social media by “Nurses Against Lockdowns” where two women addressed the crowd at the “Global Frontline Nurses” summit in Washington, DC.
The CNO confirmed to Daily Hive that the women are Kristen Nagle and Sarah Choujounian, who are currently being investigated.
“CNO is investigating Sarah Choujounian and Kristen Nagle and that we are aware of the information regarding travel to Washington,” said a CNO representative.
“The legislation does not permit us to provide details on the progress or ongoing status of this investigation. However, investigations are reported to CNO’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) which considers all relevant information. Any outcomes from the ICRC that the legislation permits us to share publicly are posted to the public register.”
In one of the videos, Choujounian shares that she is a nurse from Toronto and has spent most of her career working in a nursing home.
She claims she held a “top position” in her union and was fired due to her posts against lockdown that she shared on social media.
Choujounian went on to say vaccines could potentially kill seniors and calls on those able to remove these seniors from their homes to do so.
In another video, Nagle, who claims she is a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit as a registered holistic nutritionist, approached the podium and referred to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada as “crazy” after comparing the COVID-19 death toll to that of the total population.
Nagle also speaks against the use of PPE such as masks, the use of “synthetic drugs” and calls out other Canadian nurses to “stand up and speak their truth” to others.
The CNO shared a statement on their website urging nurses to be responsible for what is shared online as they are “leaders in the community.”
“Nurses are leaders in the community, and the public’s trust in nurses may extend to their views on health matters communicated on social media and other forums. Statements made by nurses in public forums have the potential to impact the health and safety of the public,” read the site.
“Nurses have a professional accountability to: use accurate sources of information based in scientific theory and evidence, to inform their professional service and practice, support patients and the public to make informed health care decisions, including decisions about public health prevention and protection measures and role model and follow public health directives that keep patients and the public safe.”