Province receives funding to help with costs related to spring flood

The province has received $39 million from Public Safety Canada to help with the costs related to the historic spring flood. 

This advanced payment is being provided through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements. 

Government says the purpose of this advanced payment is to help the province with the costs of the response and recovery phases, such as paying claims filed by members of the public and companies. 

Public Safety Canada provides cost-shared financial assistance to provinces and territories for eligible disaster recovery expenses over above what they could reasonably be expected to manage on their own following a large-scale disaster.