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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CUPE Warns Less Gear Will Be Clearing The Snow This Winter

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is speaking out on what it sees as the effect of 9 million dollars in cuts to the highway winter maintenance program. 

The President of local 1190 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees is warning there will be 55 fewer pieces of equipment to get rid of the snow with 70 fewer operators. 

Andy Hardy also charges for the second year in a row, sand and salt budgets have been reduced while the province is giving more than 6 million dollars to a consulting firm from Quebec.