CBC News | September 10, 2014
A rehabilitation centre for people with intellectual disabilities on Montreal’s West Island is feeling the effects of government budget cuts.
The West Montreal Readaptation Centre — which uses the French acronym CROM — is cutting services, and asking parents and volunteers to pick up the slack.
CROM President Gary Whittaker says the government has slashed more than $5 million from the organization’s budget over the past five years.
“When [the health] minister [Gaétan] Barrette says the cuts won’t affect services, they will affect services,” Whittaker said.by