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May 19, 2010 10:08 ET

Government of Canada Assists Prince Edward Island with Damage Caused by Hurricane Juan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, today announced that the Government of Canada has provided the Government of Prince Edward Island with a final payment under the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) for damage caused by Hurricane Juan.

"I am pleased to make the final payment of more than $1.3 million to Prince Edward Island for Hurricane Juan," said Minister Toews. "Our government is dedicated to working collaboratively with the provinces and territories when natural disasters strike, and to provide the best assistance possible to Canadians." 

"Through the DFAA, the provincial government was able to address the immediate urgent needs of individuals and organizations who were most severely affected when Hurricane Juan hit Prince Edward Island on September 29, 2003," said the Honourable Doug Currie, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Public Safety. "We are pleased to accept this final DFAA reimbursement and look forward to continuing our close working relationship with Public Safety Canada."

An interim payment of $500,000 was made in 2008 to reimburse the Province for the extensive damage to private property and infrastructure caused by Hurricane Juan in the fall of 2003.

Since the inception of the DFAA in 1970, the Government of Canada has provided more than $1.8 billion to the provinces and territories in disaster financial assistance.

For more information about the DFAA and its Guidelines, please visit Public Safety Canada's Website: www.publicsafety.gc.ca.

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