What People Are Saying About Doug Ford's Cuts to Municipalities - 2019-08-21
It was only a matter of time before cuts to municipalities were back on the table.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford made the announcement at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Ottawa that there will be 'transitional funding' available when municipal cuts come January 1, 2020. These cuts were originally scheduled retroactively for this year, but were held off after strong blowback from municipal leaders.
The measure will see all municipalities, including Toronto, pay 30 per cent of the public health-care costs and 20 per cent of the cost of creating new child-care spaces by January 1, a service previously fully funded by the province. Officials from Toronto said that number in their city is as high as 50 per cent.