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Haldimand-Norfolk confirms Dr. Matt Strauss is on board as medical officer despite criticism

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Haldimand-Norfolk’s board of health (BOH) has given its new acting medical officer of health a vote of confidence following concerns from members about his beliefs around COVID-19.During a Monday session, with a legal team looking into potential options to overturn his appointment, BOH members ultimately voted 8 to1 to move on from any further discussions and allow Dr.

Matt Strauss to begin his tenure on Tuesday. Haldimand-Norfolk board of health looking at options to reverse medical officer appointment “I look forward to someone with Dr.

Strauss’s background to be there around the table with the other 34 medical officers of health and, in a fact-based manner, challenge some of those assumptions,” Norfolk Mayor Kristal Chopp said.

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