/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Atlantic Canada and the Costs of Climate Change: Making the Case for a National Flood Program/

HALIFAX, Feb. 23, 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.

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 25, 2016



TIME:

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



WHERE:

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel


1919 Upper Water Street


Halifax, Nova Scotia

SOURCE Economic Club 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: morano@economicclub.ca


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