Niagara Centre MPP Jeff Burch to Premier Ford – ‘Listen to Ontario’s Mayors. Stop the Cuts!’

“Municipalities need a partner in the provincial government — not a government working against them.”

A News Release from the Constituency Office of Niagara Centre NDP MPP Jeff Burch

Posted April 30th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Centre MPP Jeff Burch

QUEEN’S PARK — Jeff Burch, Ontario NDP critic for Municipal Affairs, released the following statement as the mayors of more than two-dozen big cities speak up to fight Doug Ford’s cuts to municipalities. The Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) says Ford’s cuts are forcing municipal taxes to go up, or services to be cut.

“With cuts to public health, ambulances services, library services, child care, policing and more, Doug Ford is putting unbearable financial pressure on municipalities. Ontario’s big city mayors have taken the unprecedented move of speaking out to make it clear just how much Doug Ford’s cuts will hurt everyday people, and this government needs to listen, then reverse the cuts.

Municipalities need a partner in the provincial government — not a government working against them. Doug Ford is trying to force municipalities to wear responsibility for the Conservatives’ callous cuts.”

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