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Government Support: Midwives and Website Thursday

government support: So this cut of government support really does put that extra burden on midwives, according to CTV. Brandeis was reacting to a statement by the College of Midwives of Ontario on its website Thursday that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care would no longer provide it with operational grants. Midwives really do shoulder a proportionally higher burden of professional fees through our regulatory college to begin with, Elizabeth Brandeis, president of the Association of Ontario Midwives, said Friday. The college said it has received annual grants from the ministry for 25 years and the loss of this funding creates a significant budgetary shortfall and will force it to operate with a deficit until at least 2021. On Nov. 8 the college was informed the grant was being cancelled. In 2017-2018, the college received 799,415 from the Health Ministry -- about one-third of its budget -- and had requested an operational grant for the coming fiscal year of 750,553. ( As reported in the news.