Time to act now: BC Liberals 2017 Wildfire and Flood Review

VICTORIA [May 10, 2018] Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett both welcomed the final report of the Independent Review of the 2017 Flood and Wildfire Seasons that was released today at the Legislature.

“The report contains 108 recommendations that I am sure are well considered, but the time is now for the government to act quickly,” said Rustad. “People throughout the province need to know that authorities have learned from last year and systems are now in place to safeguard their lives and property.”

“I am still working with people who lost everything during last year’s floods and wildfires and it’s critical that the government acts now before we find ourselves dealing with another crisis or large scale evacuation,” said Barnett. “I am very much looking forward to see the government’s official response to the report.”

MLAs in the affected regions will be reviewing the recommendations of the report and will provide comments and analysis in the near future.

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