TORONTO — Ontario will move ahead with its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year.
The Progressive Conservative government tried to force retroactive funding cuts this year but had to cancel them after municipal leaders complained their annual budgets had already passed.
After Ford paused this year’s planned cuts — to public health, child care and land ambulance funding — it was unclear whether they would go ahead next year. His office now says some of those changes will take effect Jan. 1.
“We recognize our government moved quickly when we came into office to address our inherited challenges,” Ford said Monday at the gathering of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). “But we’ve listened to you.”.