Climate change or Plan 2014? Ottawa River flood report soon to be made public

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By Derek Dunn, InsideOttawaValley, November 7, 2019 The special advisor’s report into massive flooding last spring along the Ottawa River, the second in two years, will be made public “in the coming weeks.” Natural resources minister John Yakabuski has the independent reviewer’s report and issued a statement on Friday, Nov. 1. The Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP alluded to climate change as the cause, and made no reference to government incompetency at the federal level.

“Flooding is a serious problem that is becoming increasingly common as Ontario experiences more frequent extreme weather events,” reads Yakabuski’s statement. “Our number one priority is the safety of the public and the protection of our communities.”

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