Mantha urges health minister not to amalgamate social services

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Mike Mantha is strongly urging the Ford government not to amalgamate several services, especially in Northern Ontario

Mantha is especially concerned with social services such as public health.

He says the government is looking at restructuring the Algoma District Administration Board, which would mean the district communities’ would have less staff members and ultimately it would likely affect service levels.

He adds its counterpart in Sudbury-Manitoulin would face the same challenges.

He social services boards deliver and provide oversight of vital social and paramedic services to the communities within its jurisdiction.

Mantha is calling on Christine Elliot, Ontario’s Minister of Health, to reconsider the decision and leave the service boundaries in place.

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