Ambulance cut in Chipman another attack on rural New Brunswick

CHIPMAN: The Gallant Government is taking the wrong path with its attacks on
Healthcare services and rural New Brunswick.

“Yesterday, we were informed that one ambulance servicing the Chipman area would be eliminated by mid-June”, said Daniel Légère president of CUPE NB.

“It is obvious, this government has its sights on rural New Brunswick. Rural communities are more dependent on public services because of their distance from major centers. The government should be improving theses services instead of slashing what’s left in our communities”, said Légère.

“The Liberals of Brian Gallant were elected on a promise of creating jobs and growing the economy. Yesterday’s announcement does just the opposite. This decision from the government will affect between 8 to 10 fulltime and part-time paramedics”, concluded Légère.