Toronto ombudsman Fiona Crean says the stress that paramedics face on a daily basis can affect their health and has launched an investigation into how their bosses are handling such incidents among its staff. Coun. Jim Karygiannis gave his thoughts.
Karygiannis — an opponent of the project in his ward — visited a garage in Oakville for 175 buses that was built in 2011 at a cost of $45 million and questions why it is $136 million cheaper than the TTC’s 250-bus garage that is supposed to be built by 2019.
“One plus one comes out to 11 here,” Karygiannis said.
“It is something that can be done from an engineering perspective,” says Sandro Perruzza, chief executive of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. “But, that close to the lake, you need to go deep into the bedrock, and of course that’s very costly and the city has no money.”
TORONTO – Toronto city council answered its paramedics’ 911 call.
In a unanimous vote Thursday, councillors asked city staff to prepare a report on the complaints of low morale in the Toronto Paramedic Service. About a hundred paramedics, clad in matching T-shirts, watched as city council quickly adopted the motion by Councillor Jim Karygiannis.