Disorderly conduct? For not wearing masks? Welcome to the “new normal”!
Gerrie Huenemoerder of the Ontario Alliance Party recently booked a meeting room at the Legion Hall in Hanover. But what was supposed to be a lighthearted event, ended in the police being called.
Why? Well, it turns out that a few of the persons in the group — including a veteran with PTSD and a woman who had a tracheostomy — were not able to wear masks.
But the manager didn't care and ordered all of them to vacate the premises, even though the maskless members had legitimate medical exemptions to be mask-free.
Get this: When the Alliance Party members congregated in the Legion Hall’s parking lot after being thrown out — there apparently wasn’t enough social distancing! So, the manager called 911!
Gerrie remains especially miffed that a veteran who served his country was given the bum’s rush from a Legion Hall, merely for breaching the Legion’s mask etiquette (even though he had a legal right to do so).
The question arises: what ever happened to the rights and freedoms our veterans fought for, including freedom of assembly? We did reach out to the Legion Hall in Hanover to get their side of the story but our calls, alas, were not returned.