Canada fails on readiness for climate change impact: environment commissioner
Ottawa Citizen

By the Canadian Press, Ottawa Citizen, October 3, 2017

OTTAWA — The federal government is nowhere near ready for the massive storms and more frequent floods and fires that are expected to result from climate change, warns Canada’s environment commissioner.

In her autumn annual reports, Julie Gelfand asked whether Ottawa will be able to protect more than $66 billion in federal assets like bridges, roads and airports, while also continuing to provide services, when fires, floods and extreme storms hit hard.

The answer, she said, is a resounding ‘No.’

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