City councillors have pulled out the big guns in their ongoing spat with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.
Council voted tonight to signal its intention to withdraw from the health board in 12 months' time, and to ask the province to dissolve the board. This is apparently permitted under a 1997 agreement between the city and Wellington and Dufferin counties.
There are a lot of unknowns at this time, but it appears if the province agrees to pull the plug that the city would then move to establish its own health unit. That would also, of course, put the permanent kibosh on the proposed $17 million health unit headquarters currently tied up in legal action.