Save EMS

Save EMS

 

Côte Saint-Luc residents received great news on June 21, 2007 when the Quebec government tabled Bill 22.

The bill included a provision to allow the City of Côte Saint-Luc to remain responsible for pre-hospital emergency care in the municipality and to allow Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to continue to respond to all emergency medical calls in Cote Saint-Luc including Priority One calls.

Bill 22 is part of a reform to the island-wide Montreal agglomeration, which includes the City of Montreal and the 15 demerged suburbs, including Côte Saint-Luc. The bill is expected to be debated and voted on in the fall. 

Mayor Housefather thanked Lawrence Bergman, the Member of the National Assembly for D’Arcy McGee, for his assistance on the file as well as Councillor Nashen and Councillor Ruth Kovac for their persistence over years in enhancing and supporting the life-saving service. He also recognized the efforts of the other members of City Council and the thousands of residents who circulated petitions and wrote letters to help save the service.

The Côte Saint-Luc City Council and its residents will continue to work with the government and all parties in the legislature to ensure the proposal is adopted 


>> Learn more about the EMS service

>> Read the resolution adopted by the City Council in February 2007  

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