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New cancer supports for Alberta firefighters

January 25, 2018

Premier Rachel Notley and Minister of Labour Christina Gray announced, in Calgary on Thursday, January 18, 2018, new rules for firefighters who contract certain reproductive cancers on the job. They will now be compensated and supported.

The Government of Alberta is making sure firefighters who contract ovarian and cervical cancer will receive workers’ compensation benefits and supports, making Alberta the leader in Canada. The minimum exposure period will be 10 years for these cancers. Government is also reducing the minimum exposure period from 20 to 10 years for compensation for testicular cancer.

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