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Charlottetown firefighters’ union upset with $200K budget cut

A five per cent cut to Charlottetown’s fire service budget will see training for city firefighters slashed and is “putting the health and safety of our firefighters, and the community for that matter, at unnecessary risk” says the union that represents Charlottetown firefighters.

The fire department announced the $200,000 reduction Monday. Chief Randy MacDonald said the cuts had to be made to save money, and there shouldn’t be any impact on fire services to the public.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 501 said Tuesday it “can’t understand where the city’s priorities are when they are reducing the budget.”

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