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Government of Canada launches new public awareness campaign on flood risks

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, has announced a new public awareness campaign called Flood Ready, aimed at increasing Canadians’ knowledge of flood risks. Goodale announced the campaign on Monday in a video message to participants

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Saskatchewan working to develop comprehensive flood risk assessment

August 28, 2016 The Canadian Press

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government is developing a provincial flood and natural hazard risk assessment. Emergency management commissioner Duane McKay says risk assessments have been done in several areas of government and by municipalities, but acknowledges there’s no province-wide plan.

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Ottawa’s approach to disaster response, recovery does not address increasing frequency of extreme weather

July 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Uneven distribution of disaster events in Canada means the federal government should rethink its current approach to disaster response and recovery, including reinstating Ottawa’s share of disaster-related costs, suggest Canada’s Premiers, who Friday wrapped their 2016 Summer Meeting in Whitehorse.

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Federal government issues second call for proposals for the National Disaster Mitigation Program

May 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada has launched its second call for proposals for the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP). The NDMP aims to reduce the impacts of natural disasters on Canadians by focusing investments on significant, recurring flood risk