Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR10 - (Mba-Water-Bombers)

WINNIPEG. x-13s. Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats are criticizing the privatization of the province's water-bomber fleet. New Democrat Tom Lindsey says the government is not protecting the forests or the workers.

("...get those jobs.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The government has signed a deal with a private firm to take over operation of the province's fleet of water bombers. Babcock Canada will provide wildfire suppression services, including water bombers, but the province will retain ownership of the aircraft. Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler (SHOO'-luhr) says the planes will only be deployed outside the province when they are not needed locally.

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PR09 - (Mba-Water-Bombers)

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