Firefighters honoured for response to Mississauga explosion

Nov. 24, 2017, Ottawa – Paramedics and firefighters who responded to a massive warehouse explosion in Mississauga, Ont. were among those honoured for their bravery at an awards ceremony at Rideau Hall on Thursday. Eleven first-responders from across central Ontario rushed to the explosion on April 23, 2014. The blast caused a wall to collapse, […]

Volunteer firefighters exempt from on-call provisions in Fair Workplaces Act

Nov. 22, 2017, Toronto – Ontario’s Ministry of Labour plans to amend its fair workplaces legislation after municipalities argued it would bankrupt their volunteer fire departments. As it is now written, Bill 148 — the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act — would require municipalities to pay volunteer firefighters the same as their full-time counterparts. CBC […]