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Woolwich Observer – Ruling puts damper on service of “double-hatter” firefighters

March 7, 2014

WELLESLEY — A gap in the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act led to the resignation of two volunteer firefighters in Wellesley this week when it was determined that so-called “double-hatter” firefighters may lose benefits. The department has also been working with Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris, who raised the issue during question period at Queen’s Park on Tuesday. He held a roundtable for firefighters to discuss the issue in Wellesley Friday. “This is now a major issue for me,” said Harris in an interview. “And the fix is at the province, under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, period.” Read More