CSL speaks at Quebec hearings to save EMS

Côte Saint-Luc Mayor Anthony Housefather, councillors Glenn J. Nashen and Dida Berku and EMS volunteers and staff in front of Quebec legislature

Mayor Anthony Housefather and councillors Glenn J. Nashen and Dida Berku spoke before a Quebec National Assembly commission on Thursday, November 15, 2007. The commission is studying Bill 22, which was tabled by the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Nathalie Normandeau earlier this year.

The bill includes a series of reforms to the island-wide urban agglomeration council and includes a provision to allow Côte Saint-Luc EMS to continue responding to Priority 1 (i.e., life threatening) emergency medical calls. Without such a provision, the Montreal fire department would take over responsibility of these kinds of medical calls in 2009.

>> Watch video of the presentation by Mayor Housefather

>>  Read the brief submitted by Côte Saint-Luc
>>  Read the brief submitted by the Association of Suburban Municipalities (ASM)

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