Ford government distances itself from PC document calling for privatization, widespread changes to paramedics - 2019-04-19

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F0.png Ford government distances itself from PC document calling for privatization, widespread changes to paramedics April 19, 2019, Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen

A policy document presented to the Ford government suggests Ontario could save $200 million by consolidating more than 50 provincial paramedic services into 10 run by a central commission.

The document, which is being widely shared in the paramedic community, is causing anxiety and skepticism among some, in part because of its recommendations, which are seen as labour unfriendly, and its generous cost-savings estimates.

The 75-page report called EMS Vision-Ontario 2050, delivered following the June 2018 provincial election, aligns with some of the proposed changes confirmed by the Ford government this week — notably the consolidation of municipal paramedic services down to 10 regional services.

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