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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/06/2017
Bicycle
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THE BICYCLE THIEF

FLANDERS, BELGIUIM — Cycling has become a popular cause for many politicians focused on environmental and physical health. But Belgian minister Ben Weyts found his dedication tested recently when he arrived by bike to a news conference to promote cycling — only to find his bike stolen when he left the presentation, according to Reuters. Minister of mobility for the region of Flanders, Weyts had unveiled a plan to invest €300 million (C$415 million) in cycle lanes until 2019. “We left the bike in the racks at the station and locked it,” said a spokesperson for the minister. “When we got back half an hour later, it was gone.” The minister had to call his driver to pick him up.

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