City Council defeats police budget cut by vote of eight to 16

Toronto City Council has voted in favour of a series of reforms that could alter the future of policing in the city, including the creation of a non-police response team for mental health calls and a mandate to require all officers to have body-worn cameras by 2021. But a motion to cut next years police budget failed. Members Josh Matlow (Ward 12) and Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 13) had called for a 2021 police budget cut of at least 10 percent, redirecting the money toward community services. The motion was defeated by a vote of eight to 16.

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