National Strategy on Flood and Drought Forecasting Act

An Act to establish a national strategy respecting flood and drought forecasting


Francis Scarpaleggia  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), as of March 8, 2023

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This enactment provides for the development of a national strategy to provide key stakeholders with the information they need to forecast floods and droughts.


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National Strategy on Flood and Drought Forecasting ActRoutine Proceedings

March 8th, 2023 / 4:55 p.m.
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Francis Scarpaleggia Liberal Lac-Saint-Louis, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-317, An Act to establish a national strategy respecting flood and drought forecasting.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to table a bill to address a problem that has caused severe environmental damage across different parts of this country and created enormous financial loss for individuals, insurance companies and governments at all levels. I am talking about flooding and drought, as well as the need to take advantage of the latest technological advances and opportunities to ensure that Canada has at its disposal the most accurate flood and drought prediction systems in the world.

My bill is calling on the government to create a national flood and drought forecasting strategy in co-operation with the provinces, indigenous communities and other relevant stakeholders.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)