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Fedeli scraps landlines as part of cost savings plan

'Today was the last day for our landlines and fax machine'
Ontario Finance Minister and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli shared this photo of all the landline phones he is removing from his office as a cost savings measure. Photo courtesy Facebook.

Finance Minister Vic Fedeli is getting rid of nearly all the landlines in the Ministry of Finance office in Toronto.  

Fedeli tweeted about the change on Wednesday.  

“Our commitment to finding efficiencies starts right here in our office,” Fedeli stated via social media Wednesday.  

“Today was the last day for our landlines and fax machine.”

Fedeli cut the cord on 24 phones and a fax line, however locally, the (705) 474-8340 constituency office landline will stay intact.  

"This move is specific to the landlines at our Ministry office in Toronto, and doesn't impact the main phone line at our constituency office,” Fedeli told Thursday morning.

“We are leading by example, and every dollar counts. This is about setting the tone for our commitment to making Government more efficient for the people."

It’s estimated Fedeli’s ministry office will save about $14,000 through his landline cuts which include cancelling newspaper subscriptions and coffee service.

Fedeli states that scrapping landlines is part of the Ford campaign pledge to find $6 billion in unspecified efficiencies across the provincial government.  

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