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Better managing floods: six common sense ideas for action

While we cannot prevent another flood, there is a series of science-based, proactive actions that can strengthen our capacity to respond to these natural disasters.

Photograps courtesy of the PMO and handouts
The new normal: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on June 21, 2013, flying over the floods in Calgary and southern Alberta; and with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Alberta Premier Alison Redford, and Conservative MP Michelle Rempel; flooded parts of Calgary. Alberta WaterSmart’s CEO Kim Sturgess writes that water practitioners from Alberta, Canada, and the world have identified six specific actions that can be taken to mitigate, manage, and control the impacts of extreme weather.

 

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Better managing floods: six common sense ideas for action

While we cannot prevent another flood, there is a series of science-based, proactive actions that can strengthen our capacity to respond to these natural disasters.

Photograps courtesy of the PMO and handouts
The new normal: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on June 21, 2013, flying over the floods in Calgary and southern Alberta; and with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Alberta Premier Alison Redford, and Conservative MP Michelle Rempel; flooded parts of Calgary. Alberta WaterSmart’s CEO Kim Sturgess writes that water practitioners from Alberta, Canada, and the world have identified six specific actions that can be taken to mitigate, manage, and control the impacts of extreme weather.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Saturday, April 25, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

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The Château Laurier Ballroom was packed on Tuesday, March 31 for the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians dinner.
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The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
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Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
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Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
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Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
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Conservative MP Dean Allison.
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Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
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International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
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House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
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Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
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Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
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Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
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Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
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Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
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Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
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TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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