West Island rehabilitation centre’s budget slashed by $1.2M

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.

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