News briefsOnt. firefighters get better WCB protection; B.C. beefs up privacy act; Manitoba safeguards pensions; Government staff denied access to FacebookBy 05/21/2007|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/22/2007 Ont. firefighters get better WCB protectionToronto — The Ontario government wants to expand workers’ compensation coverage for firefighters who suffer from fire-related illnesses. New legislation would ensure full-time firefighters were covered for eight types of cancer that are thought to be work-related and heart attacks that occur within 24 hours of a fire would also be considered work-related. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.