Ford Government cuts Ontario paramedic services

by Marie Rodriguez

A longtime emergency responder says “lives are going to be put at threat” through the Doug Ford authorities’ surprising selection to reduce the range of paramedic offerings in Ontario. Service carriers and unions have been “blindsided” via the government’s announced plan to reduce the degree of offerings from fifty-nine to ten, Dave Wakely instructed National Observer. He is a complicated-care paramedic and president of Local 277 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union

(SEE), representing extra than 500 paramedics in the Peel area, which consists of three municipalities to the west and northwest of Toronto: Brampton, Mississauga, and the metropolis of Caledon. We’re extraordinarily concerned that the authorities go to are available in here and make changes to a gadget that is operating for the humans that we serve,” he stated. “In our enterprise, meaning lives are going to be placed at hazard.” Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott’s office is insisting that “no paramedic in Ontario will lose their activity” as a result of the plan discovered by paramedics.

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