Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR09 -- (Alta-Gas-and-Dash-Death)

EDMONTON. x-09s. Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray says the province will take action this fall to protect service-station workers following the death of an employee in an apparent gas and dash. Gray says the government is looking at a few options, including a law that would require motorists to pre-pay for gasoline, but no decision has been made yet. She says the death of a service station working on Friday is fresh in her mind.

("...in Thorsby.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Alberta has been grappling for years with how to bolster the safety of gas-station employees, who often work alone. The Alberta Federation of Labour and the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police have called for pay at the pump legislation. …

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