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Apparently, Rob Ford now loves nurses (but hates job security)

So, it seems that Rob Ford isn’t opposed to free nurses for the city, after all—it’s their job security that concerns him. Back in June, Toronto had the distinction of being the sole region in Ontario to decline the province’s offer of free public nurses. (Ford was worried that the city would be left holding the bag if the province ever backed out—as we’ve said before the mayor seems to be more skeptical of some types of provincial funding than others.) Yesterday, city council worked out a solution: hire the nurses as contractors, not permanent employees. That way, if the funding ever dries up, the nurses can be cut without any of those all-night executive committee meetings that usually make this sort of thing so complicated. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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