It should be very interesting. It seems this entire campaign is union driven this time around, although it isn't 100% clear why. Maybe someone can clear it up? I can think of several possible reasons, but don't have anything solid. I'm thinking it could be:
-- An attempt build membership by increasing the number of unionized managers required by the larger beaurocracy and to increase the number of full-time firefighters by limiting/reducing/eliminating part-time staff in Vaughan and the northen municipalities through wording in the collective agreement
-- An attempt to gain position for a future takeover attempt of EMS by putting a regionalized fire service at the same funding source as EMS.
In either case, especially the former, the taxpayers in the larger municipalities better be careful they aren't just being used to foot quite a bill for service improvements in the north.
After reading that article, I think I know who has their eye on the Regional Chief's job! Wasn't sure if that interview was for the newspaper or for York Region HR!
Too much politics... Whatever happened to tones going off and doors going up???
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke