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:
- Toronto faces serious health issues now, before any cuts to existing programs.
- The proposed cuts would make the current situation worse.
- There are alternatives that must be considered before we compromise the health and well-being of Toronto’s citizens.