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Vancouver council slashes $1 million from fire fighting budget, gives more funding to police

By Lisa Steacy, CTV News   

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Dec. 12, 2023, Vancouver – Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim’s majority on council has voted to give the fire department $1 million less funding than recommended in next year’s budget – while giving the police $2.1 million more. The initial tinkering with the 2024 budget for first responders came via amendments introduced by the mayor’s ABC party and opposed by the opposition councillors at Tuesday’s meeting. CTV News reports. | READ MORE

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