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Winnipeg councillor raises alarm over fire budget

Aug. 22, 2013, Winnipeg - The police and fire budgets are out of control and forcing cuts to other departments, city council's finance chairman warns. Coun. Russ Wyatt (Transcona) said annual spending increases devoted to the Winnipeg Police Service and the Fire Paramedic Service have reached untenable levels, adding most of those costs are the result of generous wage settlements. The Winnipeg Free Press reports.

August 22, 2013
By The Winnipeg Free Press

Aug. 22, 2013, Winnipeg – The police and fire budgets are out of control
and forcing cuts to other departments, city council's finance chairman
warns. Coun. Russ Wyatt (Transcona) said annual
spending increases devoted to the Winnipeg Police Service and the Fire
Paramedic Service have reached untenable levels, adding most of those
costs are the result of generous wage settlements. The Winnipeg Free
Press reports. | READ MORE