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The 300 firefighters left early due to a pay dispute.
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Premier Notley says firefighters will be paid according to Alberta law.
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Working on Fire Ltd. says it is sorry about an ongoing dispute over their pay.
Outside of the bilateral relationship with its U.S. ally, foreign aid is not something Canadians are accustomed to. That's why eyebrows were raised when a contingent of 300 African firefighters landed in Edmonton to lend a hand. Three hundred -- that's 100 more firefighters than the U.S. is sending Canada's way to battle the historic blaze.