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Provincial plans may put your health at risk

Funding cuts may impact your property taxes and lead to service reductions

Earlier this year, the Ontario government announced cuts to funding for paramedics and public health and plans to merge those services with other municipalities.

As a result of advocacy efforts, including those undertaken by the Region of Peel, the Ontario government announced changes to their funding plans. They also announced consultations with municipalities about plans to merge services.

Despite these changes, it is expected that public health will still experience a funding cut. This may impact property taxes.

Peel Paramedics

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Peel Public Health

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Say “NO” to cuts and changes that could threaten your health.

You may pay more but get less

The Ontario government has announced plans to merge your public health services with 19 other towns and cities. These 19 towns and cities have different demographics and health challenges from Peel. Bigger isn't always better.

This means services that would have to:

With almost 10% of Ontario's population, Peel needs its own local paramedic and public health services. Peel is one of the fastest growing and most diverse regions in Ontario.

Separately, the Ontario government says they are looking to "integrate" paramedic services.

Learn more about how we serve our community

Watch: How Peel Paramedics get to you

Watch: What is Public Health?