Montreal firefighters demand Mayor Denis Coderre turn in fire suit

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. (PATRICK GEORGES/QMI Agency)

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. (PATRICK GEORGES/QMI Agency)

Brian Daly, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:18 AM ET

MONTREAL — The Montreal firefighters union wants Mayor Denis Coderre to turn in his fireproof yellow suit and hard hat.

His habit of showing up at fires dressed as a firefighter has the union hot under the collar amid a pension dispute.

Coderre successfully lobbied the province to force municipal employees to share pension costs with the government.

Eighty firefighters responded this month by resigning en masse.

Others lit fires outside City Hall, put them out, then turned their hoses on the iconic building.

Now they say Coderre is no longer welcome at fire scenes.


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