CUPE Local 79

CUPE Local 79

August 18, 2014 10:57 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Toronto's top doctor and CUPE Local 79 urge province not to cut 15,000 kids from preventive dental care program

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 18, 2014) - Today, Toronto's Board of Health will hear a presentation by CUPE Local 79 and review a new report by the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) that details the hidden cuts in the Province's planned integration of its dental health programs. If the provincial changes go through, more than 15,000 children in Toronto will no longer be eligible for provincially-funded preventive oral health services. The MOH is recommending that the City formally urge the province to reverse the cut.

WHAT: Toronto Board of Health meeting, deputations and discussion of Toronto Public Health report titled "Impact of Removing Clinical Preventive Oral Health Services from Ontario Public Health Standards".
WHO: Tim Maguire, President, CUPE Local 79, will be providing a public deputation and comments to the media.
WHERE: Toronto City Hall
Committee Room 2,
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
WHEN: The Board of Health convenes at 1pm, and the report is item 5 on the agenda. The full agenda and the report can be found online at:
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewPublishedReport.do?function=getAgendaReport&meetingId=7934

Contact Information

  • Katrina Miller
    647-272-5024