Toronto councillors, paramedics call on Ford government to reverse funding freeze for services - 2019-05-17

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F0.png Toronto councillors, paramedics call on Ford government to reverse funding freeze for services May 17, 2019, Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani, Global News

Toronto councillors and the union representing Toronto paramedics condemned the Ford government's move to freeze funding for emergency services, saying the city is already facing a shortfall.

In a press conference on Friday morning, Mike Merriman, Toronto Paramedic Services unit chair for CUPE Local 416, said the funding freeze by the provincial government, which accounts to $3.8 million for services, is equivalent to around 60 fewer paramedics in the city.

"They (paramedics) cannot keep up with the ever-increasing call volume and the lack of staffing. We're approximately 300 paramedics short as of today and we needed a mass infusion of paramedics yesterday," Merriman said.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Rajeshni | last = Naidu-Ghelani | title = Toronto councillors, paramedics call on Ford government to reverse funding freeze for services | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/5287898/toronto-councillors-paramedics-funding-province-ford/ | work = Global News | date = May 17, 2019 | accessdate = May 19, 2019 }}