Ford Government cuts Ontario paramedic services - 2019-04-16

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F99.png Ford Government cuts Ontario paramedic services April 16, 2019, Declan Keogh, National Observer

A longtime emergency responder says "lives are going to be put at risk" by the Doug Ford government's unexpected decision to cut the number of paramedic services in Ontario.

Service providers and unions were "blindsided" by the government's announced plan to slash the number of services from 59 to 10, Dave Wakely told National Observer.

He is an advanced-care paramedic and president of Local 277 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), representing more than 500 paramedics in the Peel region, which consists of three municipalities to the west and northwest of Toronto: Brampton, Mississauga, and the town of Caledon.

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{{cite news | first = Declan | last = Keogh | title = Ford Government cuts Ontario paramedic services | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/04/16/news/ford-government-cuts-ontario-paramedic-services | work = National Observer | date = April 16, 2019 | accessdate = May 4, 2019 }}