Dec. 12: Presumptive Cover of Certain Cancers for Firefighters Proposed

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The government proposed an amendment to the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act and related regulations to provide presumptive cancer coverage for career and volunteer firefighters. If enacted, a firefighter who serves for a specified period of time and develops one of 11 forms of cancer will be presumed to have developed that cancer as a result of their work and so can get worker’s comp benefits.