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Thursday, March 17, 2005

BC Fire Fighters still waiting for Gordon Campbell to act

Alberta passed legislation on April 7, 2003
The presumptive legislation, which received all-party support and was passed
unanimously, grants career fire fighters automatic Workers Compensation Board
(WCB) coverage for brain, colon, bladder, urethra and kidney cancer, as well as
leukemia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. With the new rules, it is presumed that if a fire fighter suffers one of these cancers, it was work-related.

Why is it that Conservative Alberta can pass this legislation the Campbell government continues to stall. Every major city in BC has passed a resolution calling on Gordon Campbell to pass presumptive legislation.

The BC NDP have met with fire fighters across BC and have expressed their support for presumptive legislation.

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