The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

February 25, 2016 05:00 ET

Media Advisory - Atlantic Canada and the Costs of Climate Change: Making the Case for a National Flood Program

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 25, 2016) - Nova Scotians know all too well the losses that flooding and other severe weather can inflict. But neither Nova Scotians nor Canadians as a whole are ready for the increase in severe weather that climate change is bringing. Canada is the only G7 country without a national flood program. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and the property and casualty insurance industry it represents believe Canada needs such a plan.

Don Forgeron, President and CEO of IBC and a native Nova Scotian, will speak on an initiative the industry is advocating for: a made-in-Canada program for managing flood risk. He will also address how flood and the IBC's proposed plan will affect Atlantic Canada. Creating a sustainable flood program will help contain the costs that stem from climate change, which in turn will help protect the finances of Nova Scotians and indeed all Canadians.

WHO: Don Forgeron, President and CEO - Insurance Bureau of Canada
WHAT: "Atlantic Canada and the Costs of Climate Change: Making the Case for a National Flood Program"
DATE: Thursday, February 25th, 2016
TIME: 11:45 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: Halifax Mariott Harbourfront Hotel - 1919 Upper Water St., Halifax

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