Ford government unveils revised cuts to funding for municipalities - 2019-08-19
Local taxpayers will feel the pinch of higher costs for new daycare spaces and public health programs under funding changes from Premier Doug Ford's government, critics say, with Mayor John Tory warning of "significant" impacts on Toronto's finances.
The province unveiled its revised plan Monday, just three months after backing down on retroactive and controversial cuts to public health, daycare and ambulance services in the face of stiff criticism from Tory and other leaders across after municipal budgets were set for the year.
"We recognize our government moved quickly when we came into office," Ford told about 2,000 delegates at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Ottawa. "But we've listened to you."