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Out of Left Field: Premier's response to Alberta flooding lukewarm at best

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
June 21st, 2013

I was a little startled to read Premier Christy Clark’s press release regarding Alberta flooding (see below) – there was no mention of flooding in B.C., no pledge of mutual assistance, nor any statement speaking to assistance already en route … really, no information at all – I could’ve been more enlightened by a two-minute blurb on CBC.

Perhaps this is the correct move – B.C. may be hard-hit in the days and weeks to come, and maybe it’s best she keeps her focus where her greatest responsibilities lie?

What do you think?

Clark’s release:

“British Columbians have been following the footage of the devastating impacts of the flooding here at home and in Alberta.

“While the Mission Creek flow rate has dropped, the Southeast is still facing evacuation alerts. Emergency officials and Minister Bill Bennett are monitoring the situation in Elkford, Hosmer and Sparwood closely to ensure residents have the resources they need.

“Like all Canadians, I have been struck by the images and video from southern Alberta. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.

“I urge all British Columbians who live in areas vulnerable to flooding to be prepared and have a plan.”

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