04/08/2004

Toronto, Ont., April 8, 2004 – AMO is pleased that today the government has announced that the Judson Street Ambulance Supply Centre will not be closing.
“Judson provides our municipalities and their taxpayers with bulk purchasing prices for ambulances and equipment, as well as an array of other important services. We are pleased that our members will continue to benefit from the expertise at Judson and its lower prices,” stated AMO President Ann Mulvale.  “Municipal governments do not need any additional budgetary impacts given the already high burden on our taxpayers”.

AMO was disappointed last year when it was announced that the Judson facility would be closing on March 31, 2004. Besides its bulk purchasing advantages, Judson has provided contingency vehicles, product warnings, technical assistance on equipment/vehicles, and a refurbishing program and ensured that all of its products met provincial standards. Its closure would have been detrimental to all municipalities, but especially smaller ones.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is a non-profit organization with member municipalities representing 95 per cent of Ontario’s population.  AMO supports and enhances strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.

 
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