Some posters have referenced the Code of Ethics, and "nowhere does it say...."
We are bound by the Code of Ethics and the standards set forth by each Provincial licensing body. There are very clear guidelines about what the SRNA considers professional conduct.
We can agree or disagree, but the fact is that if we want to maintain our license, we are bound by those standards (whether we like it or not).
This has nothing to do with her employer, universal health care, or the government. As far as SRNA is concerned, this nurse has been unprofessional.
In order to avoid these situations, be careful about social media. As I've mentioned in an earlier post, she is not the only one (unfortunately). I've read similar disciplinary accounts. It just isn't worth the headache.
I have 50 friends on facebook, and we don't discuss work at all, or anything related. I personally don't view this as being silenced. There are other ways to address concerns and facebook isn't one of them, IMO.