Statement - Minister Qualtrough named Chair of Federal Recovery Efforts for 2017 BC Wildfires Committee

GATINEAU, QC, July 14, 2017 /CNW/ - "Like all British Columbians, I am deeply concerned for our neighbours impacted by the wildfires. As Chair of the Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee on Federal Recovery Efforts for 2017 BC Wildfires, I and my Cabinet colleagues will work tirelessly to make sure immediate steps are taken to help those affected.  Our priority now is to work closely with the Province of British Columbia and municipalities to coordinate our efforts and focus on what needs to be done in both the short and long-term. The Government of Canada, along with all Canadians, will stand with the people of British Columbia for as long as it takes. We British Columbians are resilient and will come through this together and stronger."

-      Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Delta MP and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities


SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada

For further information: Ashley Michnowski, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, 819-934-1122 / TTY: 1-866-702-6967

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