“The harassment and verbal abuse Minister Freeland was subjected to is appalling."

August 30, 2022
Mayor's Statement

The harassment and verbal abuse Minister Freeland was subjected to is appalling. Unfortunately, the hostility, threats and intimidation elected officials face both online and in-person have become common place. In Surrey, members of Council and myself have been targets of such unacceptable and repugnant behaviour. The kind of abuse hurled at politicians, of all stripes, will only deter good people from stepping up to run for public office. Not agreeing with one’s politics is part of democracy, but the vitriol hurled at Minister Freeland and elected officials is not.

 

Mayor Doug McCallum

City of Surrey