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Toronto paramedics wracked with stress, poor morale: report

Toronto paramedics wracked with stress, poor morale: report

680 News June 2, 2015 Michael Talbot

They’re the men and women we trust in times of distress and emergencies. But a new report shows Toronto paramedics are experiencing distress themselves, saying morale is low amongst the ranks and it’s leading to divorce, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse, and even suicide.

The report by the CUPE 416 EMS Unit was submitted in April. It will be made public on Wednesday by city councillor Jim Karygiannis.

June 2, 2015 – Karygiannis calls for City to review issues raised in Paramedics’ Report

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, will move a Motion directing the City Manager to report to the September 30 – October 1, 2015 City Council meeting on the issues raised by Local 416 EMS Unit in its April 2015 report “Toronto Paramedic Services Crisis in the Workplace – Identifying the Issues and Resolutions of Poor Morale”.

Tory upsets taxi industry with ‘poor choice of words’

Tory upsets taxi industry with ‘poor choice of words’

Toronto Sun June 1, 2015 Joe Warmington

TORONTO – Mayor John Tory says the Toronto taxi industry is in the “12th century” while Uber transportation services reflects the realities of the “21st century.”

In fact the mayor made the “12 century” comment on the Moore in Morning radio program on Newstalk 1010 in which he pinch hit Monday for popular host John Moore.

June 1, 2015 – Vesak Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Buddhist faith in Canada on the occasion of Vesak Day.

Vesak is a significant day in the Buddhist calendar as it marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha.

May 29, 2015 – Councillor Karygiannis welcomes Scarborough residents to the City of Toronto’s first Newcomer Day

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, welcomed a group of seniors from Scarborough to the City of Toronto’s inaugural Newcomer Day.

“Today was an exciting day at Toronto City Hall, as participants in the Senior Settlement program at the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services, joined hundreds of immigrants to learn how their local government works.” said Mr. Karygiannis.  “It was also a time to celebrate the rich diversity of our community.”