/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory: Fires and Floods: Disaster Proofing Canada/

OTTAWA, May 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Climate change has moved from future threat to present danger. Federal Disaster Financial Assistance payments have accelerated from $40 million per year in the 1970s to almost $1 billion per year forecasted this decade. What can Canada do to help Canadians prepare for the next disaster? Join Don Forgeron, President and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada, as he provides a private sector perspective on lessons learned and how the insurance industry and governments can collaborate to increase our financial and physical preparedness to protect Canadians.


Don Forgeron, President & Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Bureau of Canada    


Fires and Floods: Disaster Proofing Canada


Wednesday, May 18th, 2016


11:45 am-1:30 pm

*Formal remarks to begin at 12:10 pm


The Fairmont Château Laurier, Laurier Ballroom

1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

SOURCE Economic Club of Canada

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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; For more questions on the speech or to arrange an interview please contact: Ariella Kimmel, Manager, Media Relations, 416-362-2031 ext. 4312 (office), 416-550-9062 (after hours), akimmel@ibc.ca

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