City hall to cut funds for global AIDS initiative

December 3, 2012, Xtra!

This council needs to recalibrate its values’: Wong-Tam. On the eve of World AIDS Day, Toronto City Council is considering putting the Global AIDS Prevention Initiative on the chopping block.

The proposed cut is included in the 2013 proposed budget summary, released Nov 29. The annual funding of $104,000 has been earmarked to Africa to assist local groups in HIV prevention, treatment and education. It was created as the city’s legacy to the 16th International AIDS Conference, held in Toronto in 2006.

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