Orderly who yelled at dying vet for speaking English suspended

John Gervais, 77, and Iris Beeler-Gervais, 75, are frustrated an orderly hasn't been fired after...

John Gervais, 77, and Iris Beeler-Gervais, 75, are frustrated an orderly hasn't been fired after John, who has terminal cancer, was ordered to speak French at the Hull Hospital.

Michael Aubry, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:43 PM ET

OTTAWA — The orderly who yelled at a dying vet for speaking English in a Gatineau, Que., hospital has been suspended until an investigation is completed.

The Hull Hospital orderly yelled, "On parle francais ici, c'est le Quebec" as John Gervais, a 78-year-old navy veteran, was waiting in the emergency room to be admitted.

The orderly will receive his full pay while the hospital's ombudsman investigates.


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