Canada is a world leader at response to natural disasters. After the recent flooding in Calgary, the mayor of the city, the Premier of the province and the Prime Minister of Canada were all highly visible, while the Canadian Forces came to do their part. Premier Alison Redford promised that all flood losses will be compensated dollar for dollar – welcome news to those whose homes were damaged by flood waters. But compared to other countries, Canada lags in the mitigation of natural disasters. Our warm hearts have yet to be complemented by some necessary hard-headed thinking.
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