On a cold and rainy Monday morning last week, MPs came back to Ottawa to open up the new Parliament. But the global pandemic wasn’t the talk of the week, it was the devastating floods in British Columbia. It dominated debates in the House all week as MPs whose ridings were devastated by the floods described what they saw. MPs also held an emergency debate on the floods which happened two weeks ago and affected the Fraser Valley, the Fraser Canyon, and the B.C. Interior, killing four people, breaching dikes, damaging thousands of homes and businesses, major rail lines and highways, and displacing nearly 20,000 people.
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