The Canadian Press

2015-02-17 | Que Sprinklers

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Just days after a coroner's report called for action, the Quebec government is making it mandatory for all existing private seniors' homes to be equipped with automatic sprinklers. Quebec Labour Minister Sam Hamad, who announced the move in Quebec City, says the province is giving operators a five-year grace period to install them. He says the province will also provide up to 260-million-dollars in financial aid to help offset the heavy costs. Yves Desjardins, the head of the Quebec association for elder care facilities, says smaller seniors' residences would be forced to close if the government did not provide help to cover the high costs of sprinkler installations. (Coroner Cyrille Delage called for the installation of sprinklers in all seniors' homes in his recent report into last year's deadly fire in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec that killed 32 people.)

Date: 2015-02-17
Placeline: MONTREAL.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

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