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

HALIFAX, Feb. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - 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 about an initiative the industry is advocating for: a made-in-Canada program for managing flood risk. He will also address how flooding and 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.


Don Forgeron, President and CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada


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


Thursday, February 25, 2016


11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

1919 Upper Water Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: To confirm your attendance or for more information about the event, please contact: Natasha Hope Morano, B.A. (Hons.), MA, Vice President, The Economic Club of Canada, 8 York Street, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5S6, Tel: 613-369-4363, Fax: 613-686-6568, Email:


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