Lisa MacLeod, the province’s minister of children, community and social services, was rushed out of a Friday morning event at Ottawa City Hall by her Ontario Provincial Police security detail.
The Nepean MPP was attending a breakfast for International Women’s Day, where the city launched its women and gender equity strategy.
MacLeod’s office said it was the security team that decided she should leave the event immediately following her speech, but did not say what specifically spurred that decision.
As MacLeod was leaving City Hall through the Lisgar Street doors — surrounded by her security detail — a woman was yelling at her about the proposed changes.
“My son only speaks five words because of you,” the woman screamed. She stopped yelling once MacLeod was in her car.