Michael Rachlis MD

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Toronto needs to re-examine its priorities

9 January 2012, 3:16 AM

Today, I participated in a press conference at Toronto city Hall to highlight the health risks from the impending city budget cuts. The press conference was organized by Russ Ford, executive director of LAMP (Lakeshore Area Multiservice Project) and Dr. Roy Male a family doctor at Regent Park Community Health Centre also spoke. In my statement I had three messages for the Mayor and Council:

1.      Toronto faces serious health issues now, before any cuts to existing programs

2.      The proposed cuts would make the current situation worse

3.      There are alternatives that must be considered before we compromise the health and well-being of Toronto’s citizens

Read the City report on proposed cuts. You can follow the ongoing coverage at the Toronto Star’s City budget site.

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