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Minister calls rate of First Nations fire deaths 'horrific,' says feds will take action


February 28, 2017

The federal government will once again track fire-related deaths in Canada’s First Nations communities, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said on Monday.

She also committed to creating an indigenous fire marshal’s office, which would oversee data collection and spearhead fire prevention, should the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada recommend the step in a report due in May.


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