May 13, 2014 14:01 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, commented today on efforts by the Government of Canada to assist in the evacuation of the First Nations community of Kashechewan, Ontario, following a request for assistance by the Province of Ontario.
"We are pleased that the evacuation has been successfully completed. The Canadian Armed Forces conducted eight evacuation flights using CC-130 Hercules aircraft, which were complemented by evacuation flights managed by the Province of Ontario. The Government Operations Centre continues to lead the federal response to flooding in the James Bay area and is working with partners to prepare a response to possible flooding in other communities."
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Jason TammingPress SecretaryOffice of the Minister of Public Safetyand Emergency Preparedness613-991-2924Media RelationsPublic Safety Canada613firstname.lastname@example.org
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