Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann have issued the following joint release:
“Five years ago today Calgarians, were faced with a catastrophic event, the costliest flood in Canadian history.
“Facing this crisis, the people of Calgary proved their resilience by coming together to rebuild after the destruction of homes and property. On this day we should take time to appreciate the incredible community spirit Calgarians displayed in response to the flood.
“We also need to look at preventing and mitigating future floods to prevent a disaster on this scale from occurring again.
“Alberta has been described as the “Natural Disaster Capital” by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. It is time the NDP Government began to develop new strategies for disaster mitigation and relief that will protect all Albertans.
“Alberta Liberals are calling for the development of low-cost comprehensive government-supported overland flood insurance, something other G7 countries ensure their citizens are protected by. Both the Alberta and Federal Governments must collaborate together to make this plan a reality.”