This morning’s announcement appears to be a 1-yr delay for in-year cuts directly impacting municipalities that were made in this year’s budget. Specifically for ground/land ambulance services, child care and public health. This reversal is for the year. Stated that they are giving the municipalities more time and they will work them. Whether this opens the door to any changes in the cuts is unclear but it assures they won’t apply for this year. Ford maintained that the government must continue to maintain the deficit and they will balance the budget in the next five years. Said that many of the municipalities are eager to accept the government’s help for the external audit funding.
We will await further information, but it does not appear to extend to any other of the announced cuts.
Monday, May 27, 2019. 9:53 AM EDT
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