Public health cuts will worsen hallway medicine: ER docs

Travis Kann, a spokesman for Elliott, said the government has been working with municipal and health-care officials to look at ways of modernizing the medical system.

“Among other things, we heard that municipalities need more time to accommodate changes to cost-sharing arrangements and to ensure a seamless transition to the new regional entities,” he said in a statement.

A 10% cap on funding decreases means the City of Toronto will only need to pay $4.3 million more on public health expenditures, out of an overall operating budget of $13 billion, he said.