Newfoundland and Labrador Moves Forward on Cancer Coverage Legislation

Fire fighters in Canada’s easternmost province are celebrating a hard-fought victory with the announcement that Newfoundland and Labrador will amend its workers’ compensation rules to specify that 11 types of cancer are presumed occupational when contracted by fire fighters who have worked a pre-determined number of years on the job.

With these changes, presumptive coverage for professional fire fighters now exists in every Canadian jurisdiction in which there are IAFF affiliates.

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