NDP MP wants PBO to investigate, report on effects of climate change on federal programs, disaster relief costs

Summer storms and floods between 2010 and 2013 have resulted in a 600 per cent increase in federal liability for disaster relief to the provinces—a total of $4.1-billion to be paid out primarily over the next five years.

NDP MP Pat Martin, chair of the House Government Operations Committee, and Canada’s federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 9:13 PM

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