Video of a woman demanding a “white doctor” for her son at a Mississauga, Ontario clinic has gone viral, reports CTV Toronto.
The video, which was recorded by a witness and posted online, shows the woman repeatedly demanding to see a white doctor in a four-minute argument with staff and patients at the clinic.
“I would like to see a white doctor,” the woman says to a member of the clinic staff in the waiting room, as her son sits quietly next to her.
She adds that she wanted him to be seen by someone who “doesn’t have brown teeth” and “speaks English”.
The woman becomes more agitated as the four-minute video progresses, eventually approaching the desk to repeat her demands for a white doctor.
“Oh my God, what type of horrible country do I live in?” she says in the video. “Being a white person in this country, I should just shoot myself.”
Later in the video, she insists that her son be seen by a Canadian doctor.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne told CTV Toronto she was shocked and disgusted by the incident.
“I think it is a shocking occurrence and there is no place for that kind of behaviour or that kind of racism and hatred in our society. I think we should all be shocked,” she said.
Hitesh Bhardwaj, who recorded the video in the waiting room, says the incident also shocked him.
“Seeing it so openly, without any fear, in front of so many people, without even fearing that someone can report her – it was really shocking,” he told CTV Toronto.
Peel police say they were called to the clinic Sunday afternoon for a “disturbance.”
Const. Mark Fischer said the caller reported a woman who was “being verbally aggressive” and demanding a “white doctor.”
“The officer found that no criminal offence has been committed or was in the process of being committed,” Fischer told CTV Toronto.
Police said a doctor at the clinic eventually treated the boy, who had been brought in for chest pains.