Canada gives $870 million in advance payments to BC for disaster recovery | Full
Credit: Global News
The federal government is providing $870 million in advance payments to British Columbia to help it rebuild and recover from natural disasters.
Federal Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced the new federal Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangement funds on Monday in Vancouver.
“With some regularity, we are seeing the devastation that far too many communities have had to endure as a result of the real and growing threat posed by climate change,” said Blair.
“We know that much work is required to get communities back to where they were before these events and to prepare them for future ones.”