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Firefighters, City of Toronto at odds over budget cuts

Jan. 28, 2014, Toronto - The union representing Toronto’s firefighters is battling proposed budget cuts that would eliminate four trucks and dozens of positions. To that end, a new 15-second ad entitled "Seconds Count" has been produced that begins with the sound of smoke alarms, followed by a baby crying. On screen, a firefighter emerges from a cloud of smoke, holding a blackened teddy bear. CBC News reports.

January 28, 2014
By CBC News

Jan. 28, 2014, Toronto – The union representing Toronto’s firefighters
is battling proposed
budget cuts that would eliminate four trucks and dozens of positions. To
that end, a new 15-second ad entitled "Seconds Count" has been
produced that begins with the sound of smoke alarms, followed by a baby
crying. On screen, a firefighter emerges from a cloud of smoke, holding a
blackened teddy bear. CBC News reports. | READ MORE