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Ontario’s new approach to emergency response

February 7, 2023 by Jason Contant

Ontario’s government will launch a ‘provincial exercise program’ to create, review and update new provincial emergency response plans and test whole-of-government emergency response, the province announced Friday. The provincial exercise program is part of Ontario’s first-ever Provincial Emergency Management Strategy

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Nova Scotia legislation would require storm readiness by telecommunications companies 

October 13, 2022 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia is proposing legislation that would require telecommunications companies to be better prepared for weather events like post-tropical storm Fiona or risk stiff fines.   Amendments to the Emergency Management Act and the Emergency 911 Act would

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How B.C. plans to address nat cat risk management

October 29, 2019 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – The challenges of preventing and responding to devastating wildfires and floods in British Columbia and the prospect of more disasters to come has prompted the government to reassess its emergency management laws. The Emergency Program Act needs to

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Private flood insurance cited in new emergency management plan

January 28, 2019 by Jason Contant

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments could “engage the private sector to develop an affordable private flood insurance model for the entire population, including clear incentives for mitigation of flood risks,” says a newly released emergency management strategy. Ministers have

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Severe weather, nat-cats cause record insurable damage in Canada: IBC/CatIQ

January 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Severe weather last year exacted a heavy toll in terms of insured losses, with the $4.9 billion hit dwarfing the previous annual record of $3.2 billion in 2013, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports. Flooding in southern Alberta and the

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IBC applauds federal government’s approach to carbon pricing

October 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has applauded the Government of Canada’s pan-Canadian approach to pricing carbon pollution. “IBC congratulates the government on today’s carbon pricing announcement,” IBC president and CEO Don Forgeron said in a statement on Monday. “Severe

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Shift in terrorist tactics, targets in the West demands change in attitude

June 10, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

A shift in terrorist tactics and targets in Western countries may come down to efficiency – from the perspective of terrorists – but should encourage governments and businesses to enhance security in busy public places, suggests Andrew Majoran, lead terrorism

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British Columbia invests in emergency management and fire service resources database

May 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of British Columbia has announced nearly $300,000 in funding to help the province’s capacity and capabilities to mitigate and manage emergencies. B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said in a press release on Thursday that the one-time funding