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Federal government ignores wildfire data while planning more wildfire spending

From 1959 to 2019, Canada's six worst years for fires all occurred prior to 2000.

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When it comes to fire services, a key municipal responsibility, there’s no doubt firefighters play an important role in protecting our communities. But as a recent Fraser Institute study found, we’re seeing a puzzling trend: a growing number of firefighters and escalating fire services spending, despite fewer fires to fight.