All you have to do is visit Laurie Loveman's website on Fire Safety in Barns, and you'll get an idea about how pressing an issue this is in Canada. She keeps an extensive 'Fire Log' on fires throughout North America. Some other interesting resources are below.
Please contact your MP and MPP today and demand progressive, humane regulations.
For more information, visit the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals.
From the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:
A recent headline: Manitoba barn fires kill 7500 pigs
Barn Fires - An Increasing Problem for Ontario Farmers: Questions and Answers to Barn Fires and Fires in Large Farm Structures
Another headline: Fires in factory farms are taking a heavy toll