B.C. outlines implementation of new emergency management act
December 20, 2023
By Avert staff
B.C.’s Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness has shared details from its new Emergency and Disaster Management Act.
The new act, which replaced the former Emergency Program Act, focusses on disaster risk reduction and enhanced emergency preparedness, and recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ inherent rights of self-government in relation to emergency management, the government said.
In a news release on Friday, the ministry said $18 million is going to communities to consult and collaborate in advance of emergency events.
Read the full news release here.
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