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Reinstate Dr. Eilish Cleary
Dear Premier Gallant,
I am writing to urge you to reinstate Dr. Eilish Cleary as New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. She was recently terminated from her position.
Dr. Cleary has gained the trust of the citizens in the province to enact the mandate of her office in the interest of public health. Her recent work studying glyphosate, a suspected carcinogen, is important for community health in the province, and must be completed independent of corporate or political influence.
In addition, it is likely that Dr. Cleary’s research included health effects from the malfunctioning vapour recovery unit at the Saint John Irving Oil refinery. This unit was installed to reduce air pollutants, including volatile organic compounds linked to increased risk of cancer, but has been offline 37 per cent of the time from December 2012 to March 2015.
I request that you reinstate Dr. Eilish Cleary as New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.