Ontario puts $1M toward protecting communities against extreme weather effects

By the Canadian Press, CBC News, June 27, 2019

Ontario is launching a $1-million pilot project to help communities protect against effects of extreme weather after several people in central and eastern parts of the province saw flooding this spring.

The government has already activated a disaster recovery assistance program for them, which helps cover emergency expenses and the costs to repair or replace essential property not covered by insurance after a natural disaster.

(...)Green party Leader Mike Schreiner said the government's announcement Thursday is a good move, but it also needs to reverse decisions that have a negative impact.

"Throwing a million dollars at a pilot project won't reverse the damage the Ford government has done by cutting flood prevention programs, gutting environmental protections that limit flooding and spending millions to sabotage climate solutions," Schreiner said in a statement.


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