Ford Conservatives are planning to rip $1 billion dollars in funding from Toronto Public Health. These cuts retroactively start April 1 and will span over the next decade, and are already putting an $87 million dollar hole in Toronto Public Health’s funding.
People’s health and well-being will deteriorate because of Ford’s short sighted and cruel cuts.
Will you join me in demanding that the government reverse the cuts to Toronto Public Health?
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TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
Whereas the Ford Government is ripping 1 billion dollars from Toronto Public Health over the next 10 years – effective immediately;
Whereas the cuts will threaten student breakfast programs for over 200,000 hungry kids, emergency response to public health threats like SARS, overdose prevention programs, daycare safety inspections, restaurant inspections, disease and infection outbreak prevention, sexual health clinics, and much more;
Whereas Ontario will rack up health care costs from cutting these preventative programs that keep people healthy and out of hospitals;
Whereas our families and loved ones deserve quality health care that keeps them safe and healthy;
Therefore, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to:
Demand the province reverse the cuts to Toronto Public Health and invest in strengthening health care in Ontario.