Premier Doug Ford and the and the Ministry of Health have announced plans to cut over $200 million in funding to Public Health Units across Ontario and over a billion dollars in coming years.
They’ve also announced that they will be cutting the number of health units from 35 to 10 and changing the funding structures so that municipalities carry a larger burden of funding public health.
These huge cuts will negatively impact communities small and large across Ontario. Programs like immunization clinics, infectious disease outbreak management, low-income dental clinics, student nutrition, well-baby assistance, water safety monitoring, inspections of local food premises, long-term care facilities and more are all at risk.
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