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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.

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NDP MP Pat Martin, chair of the House Government Operations Committee, and Canada’s federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq.

PARLIAMENT HILL—NDP MP Pat Martin is asking Conservative and opposition members of a Commons committee that provides oversight over government operations and budgeting to support a call for the Parliamentary budget officer to investigate and report on the effect of climate change on federal government programs and disaster relief costs.

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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.

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

PARLIAMENT HILL—NDP MP Pat Martin is asking Conservative and opposition members of a Commons committee that provides oversight over government operations and budgeting to support a call for the Parliamentary budget officer to investigate and report on the effect of climate change on federal government programs and disaster relief costs.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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