No one knows, of course, and nor does anyone know what caused the fire, either. But that hasn’t stopped too many people—on both sides of the ideological divide—from assigning blame.
Some of the devastation left behind by the Fort McMurray, Alta., wildfire, pictured May 4, 2016. The fire started on May 3, forcing 80,000 to flee the city. It destroyed 1,600 buildings, mostly homes. Alberta declared a state of emergency and the federal government has pledged all possible assistance. Twitter pic
TORONTO—A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.
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It’s still unclear how much the support will ultimately cost, and how many businesses and organizations will apply and receive such assistance, though Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged that the 'costs keep climbing.'
Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said he has spoken with representatives from media groups and trade unions representing journalists, and the government is doing 'everything we can to help them make it through this cr