Cleaning Montreal fire trucks with protest stickers no cheap task

It's costing the city of Montreal a pretty penny to clean fire trucks plastered with protest stickers.

Radio Canada reports it cost more than 12-thousand dollars to clean over a hundred vehicles during a span of about a week beginning in late July.

The red stickers have been part of pressure tactics by city workers against Quebec's planned pension reform legislation.

Mayor Coderre says the bill for the cleaning will be sent to the unions, but the unions argue workers have the right to speak out.

Parliamentary committee hearings on Bill 3 will begin on Wednesday.


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  1. debra posted on 08/16/2014 10:04 PM
    Why bother? If the firefighters want to cover the trucks in stickers, it doesn't affect how fast they travel or how they extinguish the fires. Both sides are being childish and someone has to be mom and realize that ignoring this attention grabbing behavior is the only way to end it.
  2. Lynda Bray posted on 08/17/2014 09:09 AM
    So typical of a narrow-minded employer to not see the forest for the trees. They would rather spend $12k to clean the trucks instead of investing it into their employees. Sad. Anyway, just leave the stickers alone.
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