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Ontario ministers expected to announce changes to fire code today

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TORONTO, Cananda - New provincial fire safety requirements are expected to be announced today.

Premier Kathleen Wynne hinted Monday that more changes were on the way after she promised to make automatic sprinklers mandatory in all homes for seniors and for people with disabilities.

She said legislation regarding the sprinklers would be unveiled next week, but didn't specify when the new systems would have to be installed.

The premier also said the governing Liberals will continue to study the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs' call for mandatory carbon monoxide detectors in all homes.

Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur, Seniors Minister Mario Sergio and Housing Minister Linda Jeffrey will hold a news conference this morning to discuss changes to the fire and building codes.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130509/mandatory-sprinklers-at-retirement-long-term-care-homes-amon